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Sunday, 4 August, 2002, 08:55 GMT 09:55 UK
El Guerrouj targets mile record
Hicham El Guerrouj
El Guerrouj has been in commanding form this year
Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj will attempt to break his own world mile record if conditions are favourable at the Norwich Union Grand Prix at Crystal Palace in August.

The world 1500m champion and record holder set his present mark of three minutes 43.13 seconds in Rome four years ago.

"There's going to be a pacemaker in the field and that suits me fine," El Guerrouj said.

"The world record is possible, I don't see why not if the conditions are right."

El Guerrouj has dominated the 1500m this season and is in line for a share of the gold jackpot awarded to athletes who win at every Golden League meeting.

The Norwich Union Grand Prix takes place on 23 August and will also feature a sprint showdown between Marion Jones and Zhanna Pintusevich-Block.

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