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Fraser-Pryce triumphs, U.S. men set relay record

(Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may not like running indoors, but the Jamaican proved again on Sunday why she is the world's dominant female sprinter. A blistering start propelled the reigning Olympic and world 100 meters gold medalist to the fastest women's 60 meters in four years, 6.98 seconds, as she made a triumphant debut at world indoor championships in Sopot, Poland. Only six women have ever run faster.

Athletics: Fraser-Pryce stars as Dibaba lives up to billing

Debutant Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took her outstanding outdoor form indoors by blasting to victory in the women's 60m at the World Indoor Athletics Championships on Sunday. Fancied Ethiopians Genzebe Dibaba and Mohammed Aman also stormed to impressive second golds, but there was heartbreak for America's "Peter Pan" of middle-distance running, Bernard Lagat, who had to make do with 3000m silver. Fraser-Pryce, who emulated Usain Bolt by winning treble gold at last summer's Moscow outdoor worlds, timed 6.98 seconds, the seventh fastest time ever clocked over the distance.

Athletics: Ageless Lagat lining up World Indoors defence

Bernard Lagat used his devastating late kick to win his fourth 3,000m title in five years Saturday at the US indoor athletics championships. Lagat clocked 7min 46.01sec, biding his time in the crowded field and surging past Galen Rupp with little more than 100m remaining. Rupp settled for second in 7:48.19. Lagat, 39, said the race was the perfect preparation for defending his indoor 3,000m world title in Sopot, Poland, next month.

Athletics-Lagat, Lomong speed to Millrose wins

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Bernard Lagat ran the fastest indoor two-mile race by an American and Lopez Lomong became the second fastest U.S. miler as athletes set a host of quick times at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday. The 38-year-old Kenyan-born Lagat clocked eight minutes, 9.49 seconds to reclaim the U.S. best from London Olympic 10,000 metres silver medallist Galen Rupp, who ran 8:09.72 last year.
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