USA – Bromell speeds to 9.77 100m in Miramar, McLaughlin runs 52.83 in Nashville

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The USA’s Trayvon Bromell stormed to seventh on the world 100m all-time list on Saturday (5) by running a world-leading 9.77 (1.5m/s) at the NACAC New Life Invitational – a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting – in Miramar, Florida.

Lining up alongside just three competitors, the 2016 world indoor 60m champion got a strong start and powered away to become just the ninth man to ever break 9.80 for 100m.

It continues an impressive return for the 25-year-old, who has overcome injury struggles during the past few years.

Bromell’s time in Miramar improves on his previous best of 9.84 which he ran in 2015 and equalled the following year.

Behind him, Marvin Bracy ran a PB of 9.85, with the pair having run respective wind-assisted times of 10.01 and 10.06 (2.2m/s) in an earlier heat. In that first round, Yohan Blake ran a slightly wind-aided 9.97 (2.1m/s).

McLaughlin runs world-leading 52.83 in Nashville

World silver medallist Sydney McLaughlin sped to a sub-53-second clocking in her first 400m hurdles race of the year when winning at the Music City Track Carnival in Nashville on Sunday (6).

The 21-year-old had contested a few sprint hurdles races already this year, topped by a 12.65 PB last month at Mt SAC, and had recorded a season’s best of 51.16 for 400m flat, so it was clear McLaughlin was in form. Her aim in Nashville was to put all of that together in a 400m hurdles race.

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SOURCE: World Athletics

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