Stockholm: Kendra Harrison of the US continued her impressive run of form in Stockholm yesterday, leading an American 1-2-3 in the 100 metre hurdles.
On a wet night in the Swedish capital, Harrison wasn’t able to match her performance last month in Eugene, Oregon, which saw her run the second fastest race of all time.
However, the 23-year-old was too strong for the rest of the field, winning the Diamond League event in 12.66 seconds, ahead of Nia Ali in second and Queen Harrison in third. After the race, Kendra Harrison acknowledged that the damp summer evening had made a difference to her time.
Another athlete chasing a world record was teenager Ruth Jebet of Bahrain. She was impressive in the 3,000 metre steeplechase, streaking away to finish nearly 15 seconds ahead of Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech, but unable to match her recent feat of finishing under nine minutes.
Ivana Spanovic of Serbia cemented her lead at the top of the women’s long jump standings, winning with a jump of 6.90 metres.