Diamond League: Ujah runs 9.98 seconds in 100m win in Rabat




Britain’s Chijindu Ujah ran under 10 seconds in Rabat, Morocco, to set a new meeting record and secure his third 100m Diamond League win of the season.

Ujah, 23, achieved a season’s best of 9.98 seconds and beat the record of 10.12 held by American Justin Gatlin.

Ivory Coast’s Ben Youssef Meite was second (10:01) with fellow Brit Nethaneel Mitchell Blake (10:18) in third place.

BBC Sports reports that Ujah also won the 100m at the Rome and London meetings this year.

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His personal best is 9.96, achieved in July 2015.

In the men’s high jump, Britain’s Robbie Grabarz finished second behind Andriy Protsenko with a leap of 2.27m.

There was a season’s best time of 20:22 seconds for Zharnel Hughes in the 200m, the Brit coming third behind by American Ameer Webb (20:18) and Andre De Grasse of Canada (20:03)

Eilidh Doyle clocked a time of 54.92 seconds to come third for GB in the 400m hurdles, won by Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic (54.22).

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