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Reason sets world 50 breakstroke mark

Updated: July 9, 2009, 1:58 AM ET
Reuters

MONTREAL -- Teenager Amanda Reason broke the world record in the women's 50-meter breaststroke on Wednesday at the Canadian trials for the world swimming championships.

The 15-year-old Reason clocked 30.23 seconds to eclipse the previous mark of 30.31 seconds set by Australia's Jade Edmistone in 2006.

"This is just amazing," Reason told reporters. "I'm speechless, incredible. My coach said I had to go out fast and get my head into the motion.

"I did that well in the beginning ...

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