Speedskater Davis breaks world record in 1,500

Speedskater Davis breaks world record in 1,500

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KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- American Shani Davis has lowered his own world record in the 1,500 meters at a speedskating World Cup meet in Utah.

Davis covered the distance in 1 minute, 41.04 seconds while skating in the final pairing Friday at the Utah Olympic Oval. The time bettered his old mark of 1:41.80 set on March 6 at the oval.

American rival Chad Hedrick was second in 1:42.50. Mo Tae-Bum of South Korea was third in 1:42.85.

It was the second world record set Friday at the final World Cup before the Vancouver Olympics. Jenny Wolf of Germany lowered her own mark in the women's 500.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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