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Yohann Diniz sets world record

Updated: August 15, 2014, 4:53 PM ET
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ZURICH -- Fighting stomach pain throughout the race, Yohann Diniz of France set a world record in the 50-kilometer walk at the European Championships on Friday in winning the title for a third time.

Walking the early part of the race through driving rain, the defending champion finished in 3 hours, 32 minutes, 33 seconds -- slicing 1:41 off the six-year-old mark held by Russia's Denis Nizhegorodov.

The 36-year-old Frenchman had gastric trouble for most of the morning but refused ...

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