Doddington sprinter Jonnie Peacock pushes Richard Browne all the way at Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games

Jonnie Peacock. Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic

Jonnie Peacock. Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic - Credit: Archant

Jonnie Peacock was edged out by his main rival Richard Browne at the scene of his greatest win yesterday.

Richard Browne. Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic

Richard Browne. Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic - Credit: Archant

The Doddington sprinter raced in the T44 100m at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium in London, where he clinched Paralympic gold three years ago.

His American rival Browne, the World Record holder (10.75), remains unbeaten this year.

Despite the appalling conditions, both athletes were on their game. They were neck and neck for the majority of the race, but Browne pipped Peacock at the end.

Browne finished in 10.96secs, with Peacock, in second, just 0.06 secs behind (11.02secs). Fellow American Jarryd Wallace was third (11.13secs).

Speaking after the race, Peacock said he was “pleased” with his performance.

He said: “It was fun. I definitely felt I put the power down between 30 and 50 metres. The first 10 was not so great but to take it that close, in my first race, I’m pleased. I just lost composure a bit at the end.”

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Peacock was delighted with the support he received from the spectators who braved the torrential rain to cheer him on.

He said: “The noise the people who turned up made was incredible. When I got my cheer, the temperature felt warmer. It really does make a difference.”

Browne said: “Jonnie ran well. He always does. I had to work for it.”

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