Hannah Cockroft takes fifth consecutive T34 100m title in world record time at the World Para-Athletics Championships

Hannah Cockroft is now an 11-time World Champion (Twitter: Hannah Cockroft)
10:27am, Sun 10 Nov 2019
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Hannah Cockroft won her fifth consecutive T34 100m title in a new world record time at the World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai.

The 27-year-old stormed home in 16.77 seconds ahead of fellow Briton Kare Adenegan, who took silver with a season's best of 17.49.

Cockroft already boasts five Paralympic golds and now holds the world records for every T34 distance from 100m to 1500m.

"I don't have any words," said Cockroft, who is now an 11-time world champion.

"I've worked really hard this year on my start, so I had to make the weakest part of my race the strongest. I'm so glad it has paid off."

The record-breaker admits she 'fell out of love' with the sport last year after finishing second to Adenegan at the European Championships, who was inspired by Cockroft when she watched her at the London 2012 Olympics.

After the race, Adenegan added: "I said I was going to give it everything I have got, and whatever happens, I've got to be happy. Hannah was the better athlete today.

"I believe that you don't lose, you learn. I've learned a lot from this race."

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