Tiffany Porter sets new British 100m hurdles record

British 100m hurdler Tiffany Porter
Tiffany Porter won European gold in Zurich in August

Tiffany Porter has set a new British record in the 100m hurdles at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech.

The 26-year-old clocked a time of 12.51 seconds to break Jessica Ennis-Hill's previous mark of 12.54 achieved during the heptathlon at London 2012.

The European champion, representing Europe in the two-day event, finished second behind Dawn Harper Nelson who won in 12.47 for the Americas.

British European silver medallist Will Sharman was third in the 110m hurdles.

Porter factfile
Born: Michigan, USA. She held United States and British nationality from birth and switched her allegiance to GB from 2010
Age: 26
Major medals: 2013 World Championships (bronze); 2012 World Indoor (silver), 2014 (bronze); 2014 European (gold); 2014 Commonwealth (silver)

He finished behind fellow Europe team athlete Sergey Shubenkov who crossed the line first in 13.23.

The points-based event in Morocco, formerly known as the World Cup, features teams from Europe, Asia/Pacific, Africa and the Americas. Each team is represented by two athletes in every event.

Europe finished the first day on top of the standings with 222.5 points after 20 events, with the Americas second on 191 points.

Africa were in third with 164 points.

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