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Keni Harrison broke the women's 100-meter hurdles world record in 12.20 seconds.

By SI Wire
July 22, 2016

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American record holder Keni Harrison can now add world record holder to her resume, as she broke the women's 100-meter hurdles world record with a 12.20 run at the London Diamond League meet on Friday evening.

The previous world record of 12.21 stood since 1988 and was set by Bulgaria's Yordanka Donkova.

In June, Harrison set a personal best of 12.24 at the Prefontaine Classic to set a new American record and become the second fastest woman of all-time.

Watch Harrison's world record below:


Meet Team USA: Eaton looks to break own world records

Harrison did not finish in the top three of the women's 100-meter hurdle final at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials earlier in the month and will not compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 

The United States will be represented by former American record holder Brianna Rollins, Kristi Castlin and Nia Ali.

- Chris Chavez

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