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June 23, 1987

Andre Phillips, the world's No. 1 ranked 400-meter intermediate hurdler the last two years, won't be able to run in the USA-Mobil outdoor track and field meet that starts today with decathlon and heptathlon competition at San Jose City College.

Phillips is suffering from a stress fracture in his right shin that has prevented him from training.

The meet in San Jose qualifies athletes for the World Championships Aug. 29-Sept. 6 in Rome.

"It's important that I am in good physical shape next year for the Olympic Games," Phillips said. "I plan to run in Europe in August and my goal is to break the world record."

Edwin Moses is the world record-holder at 47.02 seconds.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday June 24, 1987 Home Edition Sports Part 3 Page 11 Column 6 Sports Desk 1 inches; 16 words Type of Material: Correction
The world record for the men's 400-meter run is 43.86 seconds. It was reported incorrectly in Tuesday's editions.

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