Harrison clocks world-leading 12.28

World record-holder Kendra Harrison sped to a 12.28 victory in the 100m hurdles at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in the Hungarian city of Székesfehérvár on Tuesday (4) to jump to the top of the 2017 world list.

Drawn in lane four, the US sprint hurdler blasted out of the blocks and initially had 2012 Olympic champion Sally Pearson, racing in lane seven, for company over the first few flights of hurdles. But Harrison’s flawless technique over the barriers gradually pulled her clear of her opponents and she crossed the line several metres ahead in 12.28 (0.1m/s).

Her winning time smashes the meeting record of 12.69 set in 2015 by Lolo Jones. It was also the third sub-12.30 clocking of her career, following her 12.20 world record and 12.24 run from last year. IAAF

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