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Athletics: Russell takes women's 400m hurdles honours in Morocco

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 5:23 PM
Janieve Russell registered a personal best of 54.16 to win the 400m hurdles at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco today.
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Rodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

RABAT, Morocco:
Janieve Russell registered a personal best of 54.16 seconds to win the 400m hurdles at Africa’s inaugural Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco today.

Drawn in lane 4, Russell made a steady start and then showed her class to pull away from the field which included highly rated American Cassandra Tate who clocked 54.69 to record a season’s best.

Apart from a stumble over the final obstacles, the Jamaican was faultless and the win sets her up for an intriguing season.

Third place went to South Africa’s Wanda Theron Nel (54.88).