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Tori Bowie wins Doha Diamond League with 10.80 WL, MR

Tori Bowie wins Doha Diamond League with 10.80 WL, MR

The Women’s 100m race at Doha Diamond League got off to a sizzling start. USA’s Tori Bowie was spectacular running a meet record, world leading 10.80 and defeated World Champion Daphne Schippers (10.83) and Worlds fourth-place finisher Veronica Campbell-Brown (10.91). “I’m a much better runner now than I was last season,” Bowie said, according to the IAAF.

Running even with Dafne Schippers and Veronica Campbell-Brown with about 25 metres remaining, last year’s World Championships bronze medallist pulled away to edge Schippers by a scant 0.03 to equal her personal best set in 2014.

“I gave the race my everything and the win was mine,” said Bowie, who displayed confident composure in the race’s closing meters. “I feel that I’m a much better runner than I was last season.”

Despite a self-professed sluggish start, 200m world champion Schippers was pleased with her first 100m race of the season, coming just 0.02 shy of her career best.

Two-time Olympic 200m champion Campbell-Brown clocked 10.91 in third, also under the previous meet mark.

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