Athletics: Kiwi sprinter Zoe Hobbs breaks 11-second barrier again in Kenya

  • 14/05/2023

By Symone Tafuna'i (RNZ)

Sprinter Zoe Hobbs has produced another top performance on the world stage.

Hobbs has finished second in the 100m at the Kip Keino Classic in Kenya, a Continental Tour meeting.

Her time of 10.97s would have equalled her personal best time, but the runners were assisted by a tail wind above the allowable limit.

She finished 0.11s behind American Tawnisha Terry, who won the race with a time of 10.86s.

Hobbs has had a blistering season so far since her return from an injury in March at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships.

She crossed the line in the heats with a World Track and Field Championship qualifier and Oceania Record of 11.07s in March this year.

The Stratford born sprinter then broke her own Oceania record (10.97s) at the Sydney Track Classic.

Recently, Hobbs had ran 11.08s to place fifth in her second ever Diamond League in Doha.

Hobbs will now be preparing to race again in Tokyo before returning home for a month of training.

The Auckland based sprinter will then jet off again to open up her European season in preparation for the World Track and Field Championships in Budapest in August.


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