Davis breaks speedskating world record

15:21, December 12, 2009      

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American Shani Davis broke his own world record in the 1,500 meters at a speedskating World Cup in Kearns, Utah.

Davis clocked 1 minute, 41.04 seconds, bettering his old mark of 1:41.80 set on March 6.

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 on Friday at the final World Cup before the Vancouver Olympics. Jenny Wolf of Germany beat her own mark in the women's 500 meters.

Source: Xinhua
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