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Rice breaks world record in 400 IM; Hoff earns bronze

Updated: August 10, 2008, 1:37 AM ET
Associated Press

Stephanie Rice of Australia went out extremely fast and held on at the end to win the women's 400 IM in 4:29.45 -- nearly 2 seconds faster than the world record of 4:31.12 set by Katie Hoff at the U.S. Olympic trials.

"I sort of turned around and thought I saw 4:31 and I was thinking, 'That hurt a lot for a 4:31,'" Rice said. "But when I walked over and saw the 4:29, I thought, 'That's amazing.'"

For Dara Torres, a silver felt pretty good.

The 41-year-old ...

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