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Former Miner Okagbare set African sprint record

Former Miner Okagbare set African sprint record
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Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 9:53pm

Former UTEP Miner and Olympic bronze medalist Blessing Okagbare destroyed a stellar 100m final field to set a new African record of 10.79s at Saturday's IAAF Diamond League in London.

The Nigeria native broke her personal record earlier in the day clocking a time of 10.84s which broke the old African record of 10.90s set by Glory Alozie in 1998.

Okagbare broke the tape ahead of American Barbara Pierre (10.85s) in second, Kelly-Ann Baptiste (10.93s) of Trinidad and Tobago in third, and reigning Olympic gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.94) in fourth.

Blessing will be running in next months IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

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