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Ivory Coast's Ahoure clocks new African 100m record

Ivory Coast's Ahoure clocks new African 100m record


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.

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.

ICYMI: Côte d’Ivoire’s MurielleAhoure stuns with 10.78 new African 100m record at the Star Athletics Pro Meet in Florida.#AthleticsAfrica

— Athletics Africa (athleticsafrica) June 12, 2016

Her run eclipsed the African record of 10.79 set by Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor in London on July 27, 2013.

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.

Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown also broke 11 seconds, finishing second in 10.83sec.

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Section 1 Wind: 1.6
1) Ahoure, Murielle Star Athletics/ 10.78
2) Campbell-Brown, Veronica Modern Sprints 10.83
3) Atkins, Joanna Life Speed 11.09
4) Whitney, Kaylin Star Athletics/11.17
5) Hill, Candace Asics 11.19
6) White, Shelby Hsinternational 11.21
7) Love, Alexis Star Athletics/11.33


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