CLERMONT, Fla., 14 May — Marie Josée Ta Lou of Ivory Coast won the women’s 100 meters and 200 meters sprint double at the Pure Athletics Sprint Elite Meet at the National Training Center on Sunday 914).
In the 100m, the African record holder ran a wind-aided 10.88 (+2.6 m/s) in the heats earlier in the day to lead all qualifiers into the final. She came back 90 minutes later to clock a swift 10.78 seconds (+0.9 m/s) to win the title in the final. Read more: Ta Lou runs meeting record, beats Sha’Carri Richardson in Padova
Kortnei Johnson of the United States finished second in 11.05, followed by Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahouré-Demps, who was third in 11.13, and compatriot Jessika Gbai (11.22) fourth. Jamaica’s Natalliah Whyte (11.24) also featured in the event.
In the 200 meters, Ta Lou ran a season-best 22.31 seconds (+1.5 m/s) to win the title. Gbai took second place in 22.84, and Felicia Brown Edwards of the United States was third in 23.01. Jamaica’s Junelle Bromfield finished sixth in a time of 23.59.
American Josephus Lyles won the men’s 100 meters and 200 meters. Lyles clocked in at 10.18 (+0.9 m/s) to win the 100 meters and then posted a wind-aided 20.14 seconds (+2.5 m/s) to win the 200 meters.
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