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Ivory Coast's Ahoure clocks new African 100m record

Ivory Coast's Ahoure clocks new African 100m record

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<p>Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure set a new African 100m record with a blistering 10.78sec run at the Star Athletics Pro Meet at the Montverde Academy in Florida on Saturday.</p> <p>The 28-year-old’s effort, in a wind of 1.6 meters per second, put her atop the world list for 2016 with the Rio de Janeiro Olympics beckoning in August.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">ICYMI</span>: Côte d’Ivoire’s <a href="https://twitter.com/MurielleAhoure"><code>MurielleAhoure</a> stuns with 10.78 new African 100m record at the Star Athletics Pro Meet in Florida.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AthleticsAfrica?src=hash">#AthleticsAfrica</a></p>&mdash; Athletics Africa (</code>athleticsafrica) <a href="https://twitter.com/athleticsafrica/status/741939280642232321">June 12, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Her run eclipsed the African record of 10.79 set by Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor in London on July 27, 2013.</p> <p>She improved her own personal best of 10.81, and moved past the 10.80 clocked by Tori Bowie at Doha on May 6 for the fastest time in the world this year.</p> <p>Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown also broke 11 seconds, finishing second in 10.83sec.</p> <style>.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }</style><div class='embed-container'><iframe src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZyO4rmfjaB8' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <p><strong><em><span class="caps">FINALS</span></em></strong><br /> <strong>Section 1 Wind: 1.6</strong><br /> 1) Ahoure, Murielle Star Athletics/ 10.78<br /> 2) Campbell-Brown, Veronica Modern Sprints 10.83<br /> 3) Atkins, Joanna Life Speed 11.09<br /> 4) Whitney, Kaylin Star Athletics/11.17<br /> 5) Hill, Candace Asics 11.19<br /> 6) White, Shelby Hsinternational 11.21<br /> 7) Love, Alexis Star Athletics/11.33 </p> <p><em>*AFP*</em></p>
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