British Record for Dina and victories for Usain and Mo

25th July 2015 • News

25th July 2015 – History was made in the London Olympic Stadium as World Junior 100m Champion Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) became the first British woman to dip inside 11 seconds.

After a brilliant start in her heat Dina held off world class opposition to storm through the line in 10.99 seconds. She then backed this up with 11.06 which took fourth in the final.

Usain Bolt (JAM) remained undefeated in the stadium where he collected his 4th, 5th and 6th Olympic titles by winning both his heat and final in identical 9.87 seconds. Kemar Bailey-Cole (JAM) ran a new personal best of 9.92 seconds for third.

Mo Farah (GBR) received a warm welcome from his home fans and delivered a convincing victory in the 3000m with a world leading 7:34.66. Oregon Project teammate Matthew Centrowitz (USA) took second place in a tactical mile race that also saw Tom Lancashire take eleventh.

Michael Rimmer (GBR) guaranteed his selection for the World Championships by running his second qualifying time while placing fifth in the 800m. Other athletes who are guaranteed selection for the World Championships are the defending champion Christine Ohuruogu (GBR) who took fourth in the 400m and Stephanie Twell (GBR) who took ninth in the 1500m as she prepares for the 5000m in Beijing.

Over in Ireland at the Morton Games, Mario Forsythe (JAM) was third in the 100m. Mark Lewis-Francis (GBR) was seventh.

On the roads in the US, Micah Kogo (KEN) was third at the Bix 7 event in a time of 33:11.

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