• Legendary Campbell-Brown opens her 2017 campaign with a World leading time in 200m

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Jamaica's super star Veronica Campbell-Brown kicked off her 2017 season with a 200m race at the Florida Relays on Thursday.

The 24-year-old sprinter posted a new World leading time of 22.60 seconds (W1.6m/s) to win the women's 200m.

Crystal Emmanuel of Canada posted 22.86 seconds to finish in seconds, while Destiny Carter took third in 22.92,

Meanwhile Canada's Aaron Brown took the men's 200m in 20.53 narrowly beating his teammate Gavin Smellie into second (20.58). Hensley Paulina with 20.75 was third.

Women's 200m Top Results | Fulll results here

 1 Veronica Campbell-Brown      Modern Sprints           22.60   1.6  1       

 2 Crystal Emmanuel         SR Athetics Canada    22.86   1.6  1       

 3 Destiny Carter            SR Kentucky               22.92   1.6  1       

 4 Naomi Sedney                 Tumbleweed               23.08   2.5  3       

 5 Kori Carter                   Jordan                   23.20   0.9  2       

 6 Kianna Gray               SO Kentucky                 23.25   1.6  1       

 7 Jasmine Camacho-Quinn     SO Kentucky                 23.41   1.6  1       

 8 Javianne Oliver           SR Kentucky                 23.44   2.5  3       

 9 Shannon Ray               JR Ole Miss                 23.54   2.5  3       

10 Jessica Beard             SR Empire Athletics        23.56   1.6  1    

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