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Schippers starts outdoor season with WL time

World women’s 200-metres champion Dafne Schippers opened her 2016 outdoor season with a world-leading run of 22.25 at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., on 22 April.

The Dutch sprinter quickly put distance between herself and her nearest rival, world indoor 400m bronze medallist Quanera Hayes, who ran a personal best of 22.89 despite trailing a long way in her wake.

Schippers, the 2015 European athlete of the year, has never run a 200-metres so fast so early in the season.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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