Cherono wins women's 3,000m

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updated: July 12, 2007 16:00 IST
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Ostrave, Czech Republic:

Mercy Cherono of Kenya won the women's 3,000 meters on the opening day of the World Youth Championships in Ostrava on Wednesday, finishing in a meet record 8 minutes, 53.94 seconds.

Mahlet Melese of Ethiopia was second in 8:56.98, followed by compatriot Sule Utura in 9:06.48.