America's Tori Bowie runs fastest 100m of 2016 in Doha
Posted on: 09 May 2016 09:33:48
09 May 2016 Current Affairs: American Tori Bowie streaked to victory in the women's 100 metres at the Doha Diamond League on May 6,2016, equalling her personal best and smashing the meeting record with a world-leading time of 10.80 seconds.
The 25-year-old, who was the world's fastest woman over 100m in 2014, edged out her Dutch rival Dafne Schippers by 0.03 seconds.
Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown finished third in 10.91 to ensure the leading trio all broke Allyson Felix's meeting record of 10.92 set in 2012.
Eighty current and former Olympic medallists and nine reigning world outdoor champions opened their outdoor campaigns at Doha's Suhaim Bin Hamam stadium, hoping to find form ahead of the 2016 Olympics in Rio in August.Kenya's former Olympic and three-times world champion Asbel Kiprop strode decisively to win the 1500 metres in 3 minutes 32.15 seconds, with his countryman Elijah Motonei finishing second to delight the ecstatic, flag-waving Kenyan fans.
Jamaican Omar McLeod clocked the fastest time of the year for the 110m hurdles, crossing the line in 13.05 seconds with Olympic champion Aries Merritt finishing sixth having recently returned from a kidney transplant.
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