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Samitova Breaks Women's World Record in 3,000 Meter Steeplechase - 2003-08-10

Gulnara Samitova broke the women's world record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Russian national championships in Tula on Sunday.

The Russian runner clocked a time of nine minutes and 8.35 seconds to break the old mark of Alesya Turova of Belarus by more than eight seconds. She set that mark on July 27 of last year at an athletics meet in Gdansk, Poland.

The women's steeplechase is not a championship event.