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IAAF removes U.S. 4x400 world record

12 August 2008
www.world-track.org

Athletics' ruling body International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Tuesday removed the men's 4x400m relay world record from the books after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to doping in May.

The American team of Pettigrew, along with Tyree Washington, Jerome Young and Michael Johnson had run a world record of time 2 mins 54.20secs to win at the 1998 Goodwill Games in Uniondale, New York, but that has now been scratched.

The IAAF confirmed that the new official 4x400m mark would go to another U.S. relay team, that achieved a time of 2:54.29 on August 22, 1993 in Stuttgart, Germany.

"The IAAF will continue to fight doping with total determination," IAAF President Lamine Diack said in a statements.

"Whether it is by educational measures, improved testing methods or tougher rules and sanctions, the IAAF is sending a clear message that we will not tolerate doping in athletics."



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