Athletics - Kenyan women break 4x1500 metres relay world record

Kenya's women shattered their world record in the infrequently run 4x1500 metres relay when they clocked 16 minutes, 33.58 seconds at the inaugural IAAF World Relays on Saturday.

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Hellen Onsando Obiri of Kenya competes in win the Women's 4x1500 metres relay during day one of the IAAF World Relays at the Thomas Robinson Stadium on May 24, 2014 in Nassau, Bahamas (AFP)

The Hellen Obiri-anchored team crushed the previous record of 17:05.72 that a different Kenyan squad had set in Nairobi last month.

The United States also dipped under the former record as the Americans ran 16:55.23 with Australia placing third in 17:08.65.

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