Fernandez smashes race walk world record at Spanish nationals

Updated: July 27, 2008, 10:42 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands -- Francisco Javier Fernandez set a world record in the 10,000-meter race walk Sunday, with a time of 37 minutes, 53.09 seconds at the Spanish nationals.

Fernandez beat the record set by Italy's Ivano Brugnetti at the 2004 Olympics in Athens by 5 seconds.

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