Kiwi speedster Zoe Hobbs has clocked her first legal sub-11 seconds 100 metres to break the NZ and Oceania records at the Sydney Track Classic.
Hobbs, 25, has beaten her Australian rivals with a time of 10.97s - a milestone that stamps her as a world-class sprinter. The performance also hacks a massive one-tenth of a second from her existing national and zone marks.
Last week, she entered new territory with a 10.89s time to claim the NZ national title, albeit aided by a strong wind over the allowable limit.
This time, the assistance was just 0.5mps - well below the legal 2mps - as she finished two-and-a-half metres clear of Torrie Lewis (11.23s).
"It feels so good," said Hobbs. "I had a little bit of a shock at the end of the race, when I saw 10.99 flash up [later rounded down] and I started celebrating, and then I thought, 'No, wait for the wind'.
"When I heard the time and the wind was legal, I was absolutely stoked to finally dip under the 11-second mark legally."
In the men's 100 metres, Kiwi Eddie Osei-Nketia (10.16s) was narrowly edged by Aussie rival Rohan Browning (10.14s).