World championships at a glance

August 27, 1999

Yesterday's winners:

Men's 400 meters: Michael Johnson, United States

Women's 400 meters: Cathy Freeman, Australia

Men's pole vault: Maxim Tarasov, Russia

Women's 10,000 meters: Gete Wami, Ethiopia

Highlights: Johnson broke the world 400-meter record with a time of 43.18, shaving .11 off the 11-year-old record of fellow American Butch Reynolds.

Surprises: Wami upset favored Paula Radcliffe of Britain in the 10,000.

Quote of the day: "I've always wanted this record. This completes the circle." -- Johnson after adding the 400 record to his 200-meter mark and the hefty collection of Olympic and world championships medals.

Pub Date: 8/27/99

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