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Lyles steals the show

Lyles steals the show

Noah Lyles beat US team-mate Christian Coleman by 0.006 seconds in the men’s 100m at the Diamond League in Shanghai, reports BBC. Lyles, 21, won in a photo finish with a personal best of 9.86 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year. South African Akani Simbine was third, ahead of last year’s winner Reece Prescod, the Briton clocking 9.97secs. Earlier in the day, American Aleia Hobbs won the women’s 100m in her debut Diamond League race in 11.03, despite having a broken wrist. Briton and world indoor champion Andrew Pozzi finished in seventh in the men’s 110m hurdles, with compatriot Holly Bradshaw coming eighth in the women’s pole vault. The men’s 400 metres hurdles will offer the 10th anniversary International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting in Shanghai a compelling highlight as Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba, who ran the second-fastest time ever last season, meets another dynamic young talent in Rai Benjamin of the United States, who last year ran the equal third-best time. The world record stlll stands to Kevin Young, who clocked 46.78sec in winning the 1992 Olympic title in Barcelona, but Samba ran 46.98 in Paris last June, a matter of weeks after Benjamin had equalled the 47.02 best of legend Ed Moses. Samba is already in fine fettle, having won the Asian title in 47.51 just over three weeks ago.

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