Kendra Harrison Breaks World Record at London Anniversary Games

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According to “Mirror,” Kendra Harrison, 28, of the United States, obliterated the world record in the 100-meter hurdles at the London Anniversary Games on July 22, 2016. Kendra’s astonishing victory shattered the world record with her time clocked at 12.20 seconds.

The athlete’s time was one-hundredth of a second faster than the record set by her Bulgarian predecessor, Yordanka Blagoeva, in 1988. Although Harrison just broke the longstanding record of Blagoeva’s, the athlete will not be attending the Rio Olympics next month, due to not being fast enough at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Earlier this season, Harrison ran a 12.24, but finished sixth at the trials. Harrison told BBC that after her loss at the Olympic trials that she was really upset and wanted to attend the London Anniversary Games so she could show what she could have done. Harrison went on to say she had revenge on her mind and wanted to show the girls what she had, but she wishes the girls in Rio good luck.

Harrison was 0.37 seconds faster than her U.S. teammate, Brianna Rollins, who came in second at 12.57 seconds. Kristi Castlin, came in at 12.59 seconds, rounding out an American trio, 1-2-3 taking the wins.

Written by Tracy Blake
Edited by Cathy Milne and Jeanette Smith

Sources:

Mirror: Kendra Harrison breaks 100m hurdles women’s world record with victory at London Anniversary
The 42: Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year-old world record – weeks after missing out on US Olympic team

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