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Kendra Harrison Wins 2016 Diamond Race Title

-1ZÜRICH, Switzerland – Kentucky track and field Class of 2015 alumna Kendra Harrison won her sixth consecutive IAAF Diamond League race of the 2016 season, officially claiming the Diamond Race Title and its accompanying honors and benefits on Thursday.

Harrison won a close 100-meter hurdles race in 12.63 at Thursday’s Zürich meeting. She finished the 2016 IAAF Diamond League – a series of the world’s best non-championship one-day meets – undefeated.

Harrison collected the Diamond Trophy, a $40,000 U.S. cash prize, and in all likelihood a wild card into the 2017 IAAF World Championships, which will be held in London where she broke the world record in July.

Kendra Harrison breaks American record

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The 2015 NCAA champion broke the American record of 12.26 held since 2013 by Brianna Rollins – who went on to win the IAAF World Championship that year.

The time of 12.24 is the second-fastest performance in history and the fastest ever on American soil.

Only Yordanka Donkova’s world record of 12.21, set in 1988, is faster than Harrison’s winning time.