European champion clocks 12.51 in Morocco to better the British record mark set by Jessica Ennis-Hill in 2012
Tiffany Porter has broken the British 100m hurdles record, clocking 12.51 at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech on Sunday.
Her time takes three hundredths of a second off the previous UK record mark set by Jessica Ennis-Hill as part of her Olympic gold medal-winning heptathlon campaign at the London 2012 Games.
In clocking 12.51 behind winner Dawn Harper-Nelson who clocked a 12.47 African all-comers’ record in Morocco, Porter shaved four hundredths of a second off her previous personal best set when claiming world bronze in Moscow last summer.
The mark comes in what has been a successful season for the 26-year-old, who in August added European gold to her world bronze, having only a couple of weeks before also claimed Commonwealth silver.
“I am absolutely happy, even if I did not win,” she told the IAAF.
“My season was great – topped with the European title and the national record now.”
She added: “I think I deserve a holiday now. Last year, I had six weeks but I do not think my coach will allow me so much this year. I think it will be three to four weeks.”
UK 100m hurdles all-time list
12.51 Tiffany Porter Marrakech September 2014
12.54 Jessica Ennis-Hill London August 2012
12.80 Angie Thorp Atlanta July 1996
12.81 Sarah Claxton Loughborough July 2008
12.82 Sally Gunnell Zurich August 1988
» You can read more on IAAF Continental Cup action here, while there will be more in-depth coverage together with pictures and results in the September 18 edition of Athletics Weekly