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Aries Merritt sets world record in Brussels

20 September 2012

Olympic champion Aries Merritt of USA blasted to World record in the 110m Hurdles at the Memorial van Damme in Brussels, the final leg of the 2012 Samsung Diamond League series on Friday.

After showing promises all season, Merritt rocketed from the gun and put down a brilliant display on his way to shattering the old mark with a stunning 12.80 seconds performance.

Merritt’s eye-popping performance lowered the old mark by 0.07 seconds, which was a 12.87, set by Cuba’s Dayron Robles in Ostrava in 2008.

Also on the track, 100m and 200m world record holder Usain Bolt separated himself from the field at the 70-metres mark on his way to running 9.86 seconds and take the men’s 100m. The Jamaican was also the overall winner in the event in the Diamond League series.

“I’m satisfied with the results because I could show something to the audience,” said Bolt.

“The key issue was to finish the season injury free so that I can start well to prepare for next season.”

It was a 1-2-3 finish for Jamaica, as Nesta Carter took second in 9.96 and Kemar Bailey Cole clocked a personal best of 9.97 for third.

Yohan Blake sizzled to a 19.54 performance to take the men’s 200m over fellow Jamaican Jason Young, who was second in 19.92 and Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre (20.17) for third.

“I could have done better this evening with stronger competitors,” said Blake.

“But as I said, I’m satisfied. This is a good time to finish the season.”

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