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Asher-Smith Runs Historic Sub Eleven


Dina Asher-Smith became the first British woman to break eleven seconds as she broke the British record for the second time this year, winning her heat in 10.99. She later finished fourth in the final with 11.06 as Dafne Schippers won in a Dutch record 10.92.

Minutes later Shara Proctor set a British record of 6.98m to win the long jump as the British excelled. Jazmin Sayers took second in 6.66, Katerina Johnson-Thompson was fourth in 6.50 and Jessica Ennis-Hill had her two best jumps since becoming Olympic champion, finishing seventh in 6.37.

Lynsey Sharp took third in the 800 metres with a season’s best 1:59.57, as Kenya’s Eunice Sum took victory.

Nijel Amos once again overhauled Olympic champion David Rudisha in 1:44.57 as 0.10 split them at the finish. Back in seventh, European Junior champion Kyle Langford ran a stunning 1:45.78 PB. He goes third on the UK all-time Junior (U/20) list behind David Sharpe (1:45.64) and Steve Ovett (1:45.77). He surprised the older athletes a few weeks ago by becoming British champion. He has now been rewarded with a place in the squad for the World Championships.

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