Great Britain's Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock raced to victory in the much-anticipated 100m T44 sprint showdown on day four of the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.
Despite a poor start, the 20-year-old managed to stay just ahead of American Richard Browne, who set a new world record in qualifying the day prior.
Peacock crossed the line in 10.99, a new championship record, whilst Browne, just 0.02 seconds behind, took silver. Bronze went to 2011 world champion Jerome Singleton.
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Lyon, France hosted the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships between 19-28 July. More than 1,100 athletes from 98 countries attended the event which was the first major gathering of international track and field stars following the hugely successful London 2012 Paralympic Games. The majority of medal winners from London competed in Lyon as they started their preparations for the next Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.
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