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Czech Sablikova breaks own world record in 5,000

 Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic, celebrates as she is announced at the medal ceremony for the women's 5000 meter World Cup speed skating even...
 Martina Sablikova, of the Czech Republic, celebrates her record-breaking run in the women's 5000-meter World Cup speedskating competition at the Utah...
 Silver medal winner Stephanie Beckert, left, of Germany, gold medal winner Martina Sablikova, center, of the Czech Republic, and silver medal winner ...

World Cup Speedskating

Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic, celebrates as she is announced at the medal ceremony for the women's 5000 meter World Cup speed skating even...

World Cup Speedskating

Martina Sablikova, of the Czech Republic, celebrates her record-breaking run in the women's 5000-meter World Cup speedskating competition at the Utah...

World Cup Speedskating

Silver medal winner Stephanie Beckert, left, of Germany, gold medal winner Martina Sablikova, center, of the Czech Republic, and silver medal winner ...

Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic broke her own world record in winning the women's 5,000 meters at a speedskating World Cup event at the Utah Olympic Oval on Friday.
Sablikova finished in 6 minutes, 42.66 seconds, lowering the mark of 6:45.61 she set at the 2007 world championships.
Stephanie Beckert of Germany was second in 6:47.03 and Eriko Ishino of Japan took bronze in 6:55.07.
In a "B" race earlier in the day, five-time Olympic champion Claudia Pechstein of Germany showed she has returned to form after a two-year doping ban, winning in 6:51.62 seconds. Pechstein's time qualified her for the world championships in Germany in March, as well as the final World Cup races in two weeks in the Netherlands.