Shaunae Miller-Uibo Sets New World Record in Boston

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Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo set a new world record on Sunday at the Adidas Boston Boost Games. With a time of 16.23 seconds, Miller-Uibo crossed the finish line of the women’s 150-meter dash and upset the previous record set by American Tori Bowie last year at 16.30 seconds.

The 24-year-old was up against a strong group of competitors including Trinidad and Tobago runner Michelle-Lee Ahye who won gold at last month’s Commonwealth Games and Rio Olympian Sashalee Forbes of Jamaica. She also went on to upset last year’s winner Allyson Felix’s 200-meter straight track all-time world best by running 21.76

Other notable wins include Americans Ebony Morrison and Eric Futch who both took home wins in the 200 hurdles in 25.80 and 22.55, respectively. Morrison set a record with her time, beating out Dalilah Muhammad’s previous American record. Bahamian Steven Gardiner won the men’s 200m in 19.88, breaking the 20-second barrier, ahead of Alonso Edward (20.024) and Jereem Richards (20.029).

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In the women’s 100 meters, Tori Bowie won the event in 11.05 seconds, out running Ecuadorian Angela Tenorio and American Jeneba Tarmoh. This was Bowie’s third win at the annual event, with two first place finishes in the 100 meters and a record-breaking win in the 150-meter dash.

During this year’s men’s 150-meter dash, American Noah Lyles caught up to Great Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake after a slow start and pushed ahead to win in 14.77 seconds. His win put him at No. 5 all-time in a straight track 150 race.

Although a strong field in the men’s mile, it was 20-year-old Drew Hunter who took home the gold in 3:56.72. The American beat out world champions including two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis and two-time World Championship finalist Chris O’Hare. Finally, Kenyans Caroline Kipkirui and Cyrus Rutto won first in the distance races. Kipkirui took home a gold in 15:55.24 during the women’s 5,000m race while Rutto won the 3000m in 7:45.64.

For full race results, visit the event’s website at AdidasBoostBoston.com.

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