Olympic champion Aries Merritt breaks 110m hurdles record in Brussels
OLYMPIC champion Aries Merritt of the United States broke the world record in the 110 metres hurdles while Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake won their sprints in the final Diamond League meet of the season last night, in Brussels.
Merritt clocked 12.80 seconds, beating the previous best of 12.87 set in 2008 by Cuba’s Dayron Robles.
Triple Olympic champion Bolt, who shattered the 200 metres meet record at the previous Diamond League event in Zurich, pulled away towards the end of the 100 metres, crossing the line in 9.86 seconds, which is a modest time for him.
Compatriot and training partner Blake won the 200 metres in 19.54 seconds.
Earlier yesterday, Kenya’s Emmanuel Kipkemei Bett ran the fastest 10k of the season in 26 minutes 51.16 seconds.
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