Fred Kerley 9.91, Natasha Morrison 10.87 impress at TRUFit Sprint Classic in Miami

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World 400m bronze medallist Fred Kerley set a new World lead and broke the 10-second barrier in the 100m for the first time in his career at the TRUFit Sprint Classic in Miami on Saturday.

The 25-year-old American sprinter broke through the 10-second barrier clocking an impressive 9.91 (2.0m/s) to win the men's 100m final. Joshua Washington (10.01) and Jamaica’s Julian Forte (10.03) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Kerley becomes just the third man in history to have broken 10 seconds for 100m and 44 seconds for 400m, behind Wayde van Niekerk and Michael Norman.

Jamaica’s Natasha Morrison dominated the women's 100m final with a new personal best time of 10.87 seconds. In the preliminary round, she clocked 10.98 seconds (w+0.8m/s). Tynia Gaither of The Bahamas was second in 11.02. 

Morrison now holds the second-fastest time in the women's 100m this year behind Sha’Carri Richardson's 10.72 from two weeks ago. Her previous personal best time was 10.96 seconds from the 2015 Beijing World Athletics championships final.

Zharnel Hughes won the 200m in a wind-aided19.93 (3.6m/s).

See the full meet results here.

Men's 100m final

Women's 100m final

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