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Australia’s Meares sets world record in 500m time trial

Meares embraces her coach Ken Tucker after her record-breaking ride. — Reuters picMeares embraces her coach Ken Tucker after her record-breaking ride. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, April 8 — Australia’s Anna Meares set a world record in the 500 metres time trial at the track cycling world championships in Melbourne today.

Meares’s time of 33.010 seconds eclipsed the previous mark of 33.296 set by Simona Krupeckaite of Lithuania in Pruszkow, Poland, in 2009. — Reuters