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Kastor not fast enought to set record

Updated: March 26, 2005, 2:37 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor won the U.S. women's 8-kilometer championship Saturday but missed the American record by three seconds.

The 32-year old Kastor ran away from the field to cross the finish line in 25 minutes, 5 seconds, just short of Lynn Jennings' mark of 25:02 set in 1991.

Jen Rhines was a distant second at 25:54, followed by Amy Rudolph in 26:02.

Jorge Torres, in his professional road racing debut, took the lead at the halfway mark ...

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