The previous record of 11 mins 8.15s belonged to Bithi since 2003
Bangladesh Navy’s Rinki Biswas broke a 18-year national record in 3,000m when she clocked 10 mins 43.3s in the National Athletics at Bangabandhu National Stadium Saturday.
The previous record of 11 mins 8.15s belonged to Halima Khanam Bithi since 2003.
Narail District Sports Association’s Nandini Karmakar (10 mins 56.9s) and Navy’s Shamsunnahar (11 mins 15.3s) finished second and third respectively.
Navy and Bangladesh Army dominated the medal tally after the second day with 29 medals each but the former are first due to their superior golds tally of 12 to the latter’s nine.