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Harrison breaks 28-year old 100m hurdles world record

Britain Athletics - 2016 London Anniversary Games - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London - 22/7/16 USA's Kendra Harrison celebrates after winning the Women's 100m Hurdles final and breaking the World Record Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic - RTSJ9MT
Britain Athletics - 2016 London Anniversary Games - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London - 22/7/16USA's Kendra Harrison celebrates after winning the Women's 100m Hurdles final and breaking the World RecordAction Images via Reuters / Matthew ChildsLivepic - RTSJ9MT

LONDON (Reuters) - American Kendra Harrison broke a 28-year-old world record on Friday when she won the 100metres hurdles in 12.20 seconds.

Harrison, who will not be running in the Rio Olympics after failing to make the United States team, was one hundredth of a second faster than the mark set by Bulgaria's Yordanka Donkova in 1988.

(Reporting by Mitch Phillips; Editing by Rex Gowar)

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