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American Hardy breaks mark at short-course worlds

Updated: April 10, 2008, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Chalk up another world record for the Speedo LZR Racer swimsuit.

Jessica Hardy of the United States set a record in the women's 50-meter breaststroke at the short-course world championships Thursday, finishing in 29.58 seconds to shave 0.32 off the record.

Since the LZR suit was unveiled in February, 19 long-course and four short-course world records have been set. The new Speedo suit has been worn in all but one of those swims.

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