• Schippers concludes season with Great North City Games 100m record

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Newly-crowned world 200m champion Dafne Schippers of Netherlands wrapped up her impressive season with a win at Great North City Games in Tyneside, Great Britain on Saturday (12).


Despite difficult weather conditions Schippers managed to set a new Great City Games 100m record of 11.01 seconds on the streets of  Tyneside. Second place took Brazilian Rosangela Santos with a time of 11.21, while third place with a time of 11.21 took Great Britain's Desiree Henry.

American Michael Rodgers claimed men's 100m with a time of 10.11 ahead of Great Britain's Chijindu Ujah (10.23).

The 2014 European champion Tiffany Porter of Great Britain won the 100m hurdles  in 12.77 seconds, meanwhile compatriot  Jonnie Peacock edged American Richard Browne to claim the T44 100m.

Three time world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop  with a  massive kick over final 100m past by  Ploand's Marcin Lewandowski and Briton Tom Lancashire to claim men's mile title.

Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade clocked 14.63 seconds to beat 60m world champion Richard Kilty of Great Britain (14.64).  

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