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Iranian sprinter Akefian breaks Asian indoor 400m record

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (Mehr News Agency) - Sprinter Mohammad Akefian Monday handed Iran the 400m gold of the first Asian Indoor Games in Thailand as he broke his own and the continent's record. The runner clocked 47.83sec to improve his previous mark of 48.71sec.

Iran's 800m and 3,000m representatives, Abolfazl Dehnavi and Karam Sohrabi finished fourth.

The country won its first medal Sunday as the pole-vaulter Mohammad-Hossein Rabbani bagged bronze.

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