Hughes, Blake bested by Simbine in London

African champion Akani Simbine notched his first Diamond League win of the season, holding off Anguilla-born Briton Zharnel Hughes at the London Diamond League meeting on Saturday. 

Simbine clocked a season’s best 9.95 seconds to edge out Hughes, who at 9.97, was also going the fastest he has all year.

Jamaican champion and 2009 World Champion, Yohan Blake went down to the line with former training partner Hughes, clocking the same time. Just behind those two were Japan’s Yuki Koiek in 9.98 and Canada’s Andre De Grasse, 9.99.

Koiek was running as fast as he has ever gone, while DeGrasse, who has been struggling to return to his best form after a couple of injury-set seasons, had gone quicker than he has all season.

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