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Record in 1,600-meter relay scrapped following doping admission

Updated: August 12, 2008, 7:45 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- The 1,600-meter relay world record set by the United States in 1998 was scrapped Tuesday because of Antonio Pettigrew's admission of doping.

Michael Johnson, Tyree Washington and Jerome Young also were on the team that set the record of 2 minutes, 54.20 seconds in Uniondale, N.Y., on July 22, 1998.

"The IAAF is sending a clear message that we will not tolerate doping," said Lamine Diack, the president of track and field's governing body.

The previous world record ...

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