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HARRISON HURDLES TO HISTORIC WORLD BEST

AMERICAN’S COMPENSATION FOR MISSING RIO

W 100m HURDLES

MOST of the competitors at London were using this meeting to hone their preparations for Rio. Not Kendra Harrison, though, who broke the world record with a sensational 12.20 to better Yordanka Donkova’s 12.21 mark from 1988. Harrison won’t be in Rio after her sixth-placed finish in a loaded American trial, despite running 12.61 and having started as the firm favourite after setting a US record of 12.24 back in May.

Having been just 0.03 of a second short of Donkova’s mark in Eugene and with no Olympics to aim for, the 23-year-old set herself a new target. “Only the record will make up for missing out on Rio,” she said at the pre-race press conference.

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ACTION 6 MÜLLER ANNIVERSARY GAMES Kendra Harrison sets world record and Laura Muir breaks GB 1500m mark in London 24 WORLD UNDER-20 CHAMPS Konrad Bukowiecki and Neeraj Chopra throw global junior bests at Bydgoszcz SPOTLIGHT 34 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? What happened to Maricica Puica, winner of the Decker-Budd 1984 Olympic 3000m? NEWS 42 Brits looking good for Olympics 46 Athlete alters holiday plans to go to Rio 48 Andy Baddeley not yet set to quit PERFORMANCE 50 Sports science news 52 Athlete Insight – Rob Mullett 54 The psychological pressures for Rio athletes 56 Products – summer gear TALKING POINT 38 World Junior representative Emily Dudgeon on keeping a lid on the teen dropout rate 40 Mel Watman laments the IOC’s decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Games RESULTS & FIXTURES 58 Results round-up 76 England Champs & Inter-Counties preview 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 74 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

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