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Atawneh sets new Jordan record

By JT - Jul 17,2017 - Last updated at Jul 17,2017

AMMAN — The year seems to go from strength to strength for young Jordanian middle-distance runner Sharif Atawneh who has set a new national record at the World Youth Athletics Championships in Kenya, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service. 

The youngster finished the 3000m final in a credible eighth, coming home as the first Asian and Arab runner in the process.

The seven runners ahead of him were all African. 

He beat his previous national record, which he set when winning gold at the Asian Youth Athletics Championships last month, by nearly four seconds in a time of 8 minutes and 31.99 seconds.

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