Jonnie Peacock knocks 0.06 seconds off 100m race world record. Great Britain sprinter Jonnie Peacock has set a new 100 metres world record in amputee sprinting, at the US Paralympic track & field trials.
His time of 10.85 secs exhausted those set by both Oscar Pistorius and the 2004 Paralympic best Marlon Shirley.
Single leg amputee Peacock, 19, was 0.06 abnormal faster than the antecedent almanac set by Shirley in 2007.
“All I’ve been allurement for is a appendage wind and I assuredly got one,” said Peacock afterwards the race.
“This was alone my fifth chase this year. I’ve had headwinds for the two appropriate contest I’ve run,” he added.
He later Tweeted: “Thank you so much everyone for the messages. So happy right now even though drug testing took 2 hours..10.85. Look 4ward to London.”
Reigning 100m : Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, who beat Peacock at May’s BT Paralympic World Cup, also used Twitter to offer his congratulations: “Well done, great to see progress in the sport! Looking forward to a very fast race at London 2012.”