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US Women Set Two World Records at the Panamerican Championships

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Sarah Hammer of the USA sets a new world record in the Individual Pursuit and leads the US women to a world record in the Team Pursuit at the Panamerican Championships.

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Sarah Hammer at the World Track Championships in Copenhagen in March

Sarah Hammer set an unofficial new world record in the three-kilometer individual pursuit during the qualifying round of the women’s event at the Panamerican Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico on May 11. Her time of 3:22.269 is more than two seconds faster than the previous record of 3:24.537 set by New Zealand’s Sarah Ulmer at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

The following day Hammer and team mates Dotsie Bausch and Lauren Tamayo set an unofficial new world record in the three-kilometer team pursuit on their way to winning the gold medal. Their time of 3:19.569 is nearly two seconds faster than the previous record of 3:22.552 set by New Zealand’s Rushlee Buchanan, Lauren Ellis and Alison Shanks at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships on March 3rd of this year. With that time, the newly formed American women’s team pursuit became the first to break the renowned 3:20 mark.

Source : USACycling.org

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