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Jason Smyth made his latest 100m world title win look far too easy

Smyth celebrates another gold before dashing home for the birth of his child.

Updated 21.00

JASON SMYTH WAS too hot to handle as he defended his 100m title at the IPC World Championships in Doha.

The reigning Paralympic champion blitzed the field to take T13 gold in 10.62 seconds — just one-hundredth of a second outside the championship record.

Brazil’s Gustavo Araujo was second in 10.90 with Australia’s Chris Perris third in 10.96.

Smyth now faces another mad dash as he flies home to be with his wife, who is due to give birth tomorrow.

There was gold too for Michael McKillop who ran a season’s best of 2:01.31 to win the T38 800m title.

“This gold medal means a lot to me,” an emotional McKillop said.

“I will forever remember this day, not because of the time but because I never thought I would get to the start line after a really horrific injury.

It’s been so tough mentally but thanks to my family, and especially my girlfriend’s support, I am here and I am still unbeaten.

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