Kendra Harrison
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USA’s Keni Harrison has broken the 100m hurdles world record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London, clocking 12.20 (0.3m/s).

She won her heat earlier in the evening in 12.40, but went significantly quicker in the final. Her winning time took 0.04 off her previous PB and 0.01 off the previous world record set in 1988 by Yordanka Donkova.

“I wanted to come out here with a vengeance to show these girls what I have,” said Harrison, who finished sixth at the US Olympic Trials, missing out on selection for next month’s Olympic Games.

“That 12.40 got my confidence back. I knew I had it in me, I ran as hard as I could today.”

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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