The 100 meter hurdles world record of 12.21 seconds stood for 28 years until being smashed yesterday in London by American runner Kendra Harrison—who didn't learn until about a minute after the race that she'd broken one of track & field's most ...
The 100 meter hurdles world record of 12.21 seconds stood for 28 years until being smashed yesterday in London by American runner Kendra Harrisonâ€”who didnâ€™t learn until about a minute after the race that sheâ€™d broken one of track & fieldâ€™s most impenetrable barriers.
Harrison, who wonâ€™t be competing in Rio due to incredibly stupid qualification procedures, has consistently been among the top hurdlers in the world over the past two years. Due to what appears to be a clock error, the official time posted after Harrison crossed the line was 0.3 seconds slower than the actual, record time sheâ€™d ranâ€”which, if you watch the race, is really an incredibly perfect display of athletic ability.
The previous 100m hurdles record had been owned by Bulgariaâ€™s Yordanka Donkova, who set it in 1988.
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