3rd April 2020
DIAMOND LEAGUE DIARIES - 2018 ADENEGAN AND HAHN BREAK WORLD RECORDS IN FRANTIC 10 MINUTES
A special Müller Anniversary Games in 2018 was capped by what happened on the Sunday afternoon as para stars Sophie Hahn (Leon Baptiste; Charnwood) and Kare Adenegan (Job King; Coventry) broke the T38 200m and T34 100m world records respectively.
Adenegan was the first on track from the main programme and produced the performance of her career to date as she powered off the line and quickly opened up a lead on countrywoman Hannah Cockroft (Jenni Banks; Leeds City).
Adenegan shifted through the gears in style and stopped the clock in 16.80s (0.5m/s) to Cockroft’s 17.55s, ensuring it was a memorable day’s work for the Coventry athlete, revising the previous mark set by Cockroft by nearly three tenths of a second.
She was followed on the track by Hahn, who powered out of the blocks and produced a monumental performance, revising her own world record and stopping the clock in 25.93s.
Hahn ran an excellent bend to get going and entered the home straight with a healthy lead to Ali Smith (Chris Zah; Guildford & Godalming) and continued pushing all the way to the line, cutting the tape to rapturous cheers from the crowd.
It was another staggering performance from the Charnwood star, who took just shy of two tenths off her previous world record and capped another memorable weekend, that saw four world leads set and meeting records tumble in the full event programme.