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Athletics-American Clement retains 400 hurdles title

BERLIN, Aug 18 (Reuters) - World champion Kerron Clement clocked the year’s best time to retain his 400 metres hurdles title on Tuesday.

The American, runner-up at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, recovered from hitting the first hurdle to grab the lead on the back straight and power to victory in 47.91 seconds, ahead of Puerto Rican Javier Culson who caught 2005 champion Bershawn Jackson at the finish.

Felix Sanchez, world champion in 2001 and 2003, was last in 50.11.

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