USA – Kerley flies to world-leading 9.91 for 100m

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World 400m bronze medallist Fred Kerley set his fifth 100m PB of the year, smashing through the 10-second barrier for the first time in his career to clock 9.91 (2.0m/s) at the TRUFit Sprint Classic in Miami on Saturday (24).

The 25-year-old, who before this year hadn’t seriously contested the 100m for six years, set PBs of 10.15 and 10.11 in Miami last month, then followed it with 10.06 and 10.03 in Clermont three weeks ago.

His improvement continued today in Miami. After a comfortable 10.16 run in the heats, he followed it with a world-leading 9.91 run in the final, finishing a metre clear of Joshua Washington (10.01) and Jamaica’s Julian Forte (10.03).

Kerley now becomes just the third man in history to have broken 10 seconds for 100m and 44 seconds for 400m, joining Wayde van Niekerk and Michael Norman in that exclusive club.

Jamaica’s 2015 world 100m finalist Natasha Morrison was a convincing winner of the women’s short sprint. After a 10.98 run in the heats, she won the final in a PB of 10.87 (1.3m/s). Tynia Gaither of The Bahamas was second in 11.02.

Elsewhere in Miami, European 100m champion Zharnel Hughes won the 200m in a wind-assisted 19.93 (3.6m/s).

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SOURCE: World Athletics

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