Coleman and Hobbs win 100 meter races at New York Grand Prix

American Christian Coleman won the men’s 100 meters in 9.92 seconds and Aleia Hobbs beat compatriot Sha’Carri Richardson in the women’s 100 meters at the New York Grand Prix on Sunday.

Defending world champion Coleman, who returned to action in January after serving an 18-month ban for violating anti-doping whereabouts rules, said he was pleased to finish under 10 seconds for the first time this year.

“I felt like it was a really good race,” said Coleman, who took third place at the Prefontaine Classic last month.

“I felt a lot better in the second half of my race than last time – and I feel like that was really all I was missing.”

Jamaican Ackeem Blake finished second and American Marvin Bracy took third place.

With a crowd of young fans cheering her name outside the media box, Richardson said she was thrilled to produce a 10.85 in her third 100m race of the season, even after the silver medalist silver medalist from Tokyo, Hobbs, fought his way to the top of the podium in 10.83.

“I feel phenomenal,” she told reporters. “I feel fantastic.”

American Teahna Daniels finished third.

Scalloped from the shoulder to the ankle in red fishnet, Richardson went on to win the 200 meters – an event she doesn’t often compete in – in 22.38.

“(The) 200 is actually the reason I started running, so the fact that I was able to land…was phenomenal,” she said.

Last tuned before the United States Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Randall’s Island track saw fast times in windy conditions.

American Devon Allen produced a world record 12.84 seconds to beat world champion Grant Holloway by more than two tenths of a second in the men’s 110m hurdles.

“I thought I was going to break the world record today, so we’ll have to wait for another race,” said two-time Olympian Allen, who is juggling a career in the National Football League with his sporting ambitions.

Elsewhere at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold event, reigning world champion Noah Lyles, who won bronze in Tokyo, won the men’s 200 meters in 19.61 and two-time world bronze medalist Ajee Wilson won the women’s 800m in 2:00.62.

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