Kaniskina sets world record in 20K walk

MOSCOW -- Russia's Olga Kaniskina set the
world record in the women's 20 km walk by clocking 1 hour, 25
minutes and 11 seconds at the national championships in the
southern city of Adler on Saturday.

Kaniskina, 23, who won the 20 km gold at last year's world
championships in Japan, bettered the time of 1:25:41 set by
compatriot Olimpiada Ivanova on Aug 7. 2005 at the world
championships in Helsinki.