Peacock breaks world record to underline Paralympics potential
21:32 GMT, 1 July 2012
Jonnie Peacock set a 100 metres world record in amputee sprinting as a guest at the US Paralympic trials.
The 19-year-old from Cambridge ran 10.85sec, eclipsing the previous world best set by 2004 Paralympic champion Marlon Shirley by 0.06sec.
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He said: ‘I knew if I could beat these guys, who are the best in the world, then it would bode well for London. My second goal was to run under 11sec.’
Sprint rival Oscar Pistorius tweeted: ‘Looking forward to a very fast race at London 2012!’