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DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) - Britain broke its own world record to win its second straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal on Friday.

The team of Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh tore over the pine wood of the London Velodrome to finish in 3 minutes, 51.659 seconds, lowering the mark of 3:52.499 they set during qualifying the previous day by nearly a second.

The Australian team of Jack Bobridge, Glenn O'Shea, Rohan Dennis and Michael Hepburn finished in 3:54.581 to win the silver medal.

New Zealand beat Russia to earn its second straight Olympic bronze medal.

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