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Records could fall at Olympics

MANCHESTER, England — The Speedo LZR Racer swimsuit is making such a splash in the pool that U.S. coach Mark Schubert believes every record in the sport could fall at the Beijing Olympics.

Since the suit was unveiled in February, 19 long-course world records have been set and four short-course marks. The new Speedo suit has been worn in all but one of the 23 records.

At this point in 2004 — the last Olympic year — five world records had been set.

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