Doddington sprinter Peacock follows up world title with personal best at Paralympic Anniversary Games

Jonnie Peacock in the T43/44 100m at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. Picture: PAUL SANWELL/OP PHO

Jonnie Peacock in the T43/44 100m at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. Picture: PAUL SANWELL/OP PHOTOGRAPHIC - Credit: Archant

JONNIE Peacock returned to the scene of his Paralympic triumph and set a personal best yesterday.

Jonnie Peacock and Alan Oliveira after the Men’s T43/44 100m at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. P

Jonnie Peacock and Alan Oliveira after the Men’s T43/44 100m at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. Picture: PAUL SANWELL/OP PHOTOGRAPHIC - Credit: Archant

The Doddington sprinter, who won the world title in Lyon the previous week, ran the T43/T44 100m in 10.84 seconds at the Paralympic Anniversary Games, beating his British record of 10.90 seconds.

But the 20 year-old’s time was only enough to secure third place in a remarkable race at the Olympic Stadium, London.

His Brazilian rival Alan Oliveira won the race in a new world record of 10.57seconds, smashing the T43 100m world record by 0.2 seconds.

American Richard Browne finished second, improving his T44 100m world record to 10.75 seconds.


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Peacock said: “These guys are putting it on this year, last year you could make mistakes but not this year. I said if I made a mistake I wouldn’t win it and I did.

“It’s a lifetime best but it isn’t a good time, I should be doing better than that.

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“I always feared it with these guys, I just can’t wait to start competing against them on a regular basis so I can push myself more.”

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