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Barber sets new race walk record

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/03/2017

Rio Olympian Alana Barber has slashed half a minute off her New Zealand allcomers and resident 3000m race walk record in Auckland.

Barber's outstanding 12min 37.82sec was 33 seconds inside the mark she set in November 2014, and just two seconds shy of Anne Judkins' national record set in 1992.

Barber said she had felt in good shape going into the race, after setting a national 20km mark of 1hr 32min 23sec three weeks earlier.

"It was tougher than I wanted it to be because the wind at the back straight was quite strong," she said.

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