• Shubenkov (12.99) Establishes new 110mH World Lead

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Russia's Sergey Shubenkov became the first man this season to run 110m hurdles under 13 seconds on Tuesday (19) at the International Meeting de Montreuil in France.

The 2015 World Champion Shubenkov running in nearly ideal conditions clocked an impressive 12.99 seconds (Wind +0.5) to win the race in a new World leading time. Shubenkov's 12.99 seconds is also the fastest time by a European since 2015.

In the men's 100m dash China's Zhenye Xie took the race in 9.97 seconds to set a new national record and to became the 11th men this year to go sub 10 seconds.

Meanwhile the women's 100m race was won by 2-time World championships silver medalist Marie Josee Ta Lou of Côte d'Ivoire in 10.95 seconds.

Francine Niyonsaba took the women's 800m in 1:59.71. 

In the men's pole vault teenager Armand Duplantis of Sweden cleared massive 5.91m and deafeated  World record holder Renaud Lavillenie (5.88m) into second.

Frencham Ludvy Vailant dipped under 49 seconds to win 400m hurdles in 48.95 seconds.

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