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Pair easily smashes world's best time

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WINDSOR, England (AP)

Eric Murray and Hamish Bond of New Zealand smashed the world best time in the men's pair by nearly six seconds at the Olympic rowing regatta Saturday.

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They crossed the line in of 6 minutes, 8.50 seconds at Dorney Lake. That easily surpassed the previous mark of 6:14.27 by Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell of Britain in Seville, Spain, in 2002.

Murray and Bond have never lost since teaming the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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