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IAAF ratifies world records for runner Dennis Kipruto Kimetto and decathlete Ashton Eaton.

09/14/2012 10:05 EDT | Updated 11/14/2012 05:12 EST
MONACO, Monaco - The IAAF has ratified world records set by long-distance runner Dennis Kipruto Kimetto and Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton.

The Kenyan runner clocked 1 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds at the 25-kilometre road race in Berlin on May 6, beating the old mark of 1:11:50 held by his countryman Samuel Kiplimo Kosgei which was set in the same race two years earlier.

The American decathlete Eaton tallied 9,039 points at a meeting in Eugene, Oregon in June this year, topping Czech athlete Roman Sebrle's 11-year-old mark of 9,026.

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