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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C
# Record Breaker
Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year-old world record - weeks after missing out on US Olympic team
“I had vengeance on my mind,” says Harrison as she produces blistering 100m hurdle run.

KENDRA HARRISON LIT up the London Anniversary Games as she broke a 28-year-old world record in the 100m hurdles.

Harrison’s blistering time of 12.20 was one-hundredth of a second faster than the longstanding record set by Bulgaria’s Yordanka Donkova back in 1988.

It was an unforgettable night for the 23-year-old American who will not be at the Rio Olympics next month — because she wasn’t fast enough at the US Olympic trials.

Despite running a super 12.24 earlier this season, Harrison disappointed at the trials earlier this month and only finished sixth.

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“Not making the Olympic team, I was really upset and wanted to come here and show what I could have done,” Harrison told the BBC.

“I had vengeance on my mind and wanted to show the girls what I had.

“I trained so hard for this moment. Good luck to the girls running in Rio, but I am just shocked now.”

Harrison was 0.37 seconds quicker than US team-mate Brianna Rollins who took second in 12.57 with Kirsti Castlin completing an American 1-2-3 in 12.59.

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