Kendra "Keni" Harrison is an American hurdler. She represented the United States at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics and the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Harrison set the world record in the women's 100 metres hurdles with a time of 12.20 seconds on July 22, 2016 at the London Müller Anniversary Games. She broke the world record of 12.21 set 28 years earlier by Bulgarian athlete Yordanka Donkova in 1988. In college, she competed for the University of Kentucky Wildcats and in 2015 she won NCAA championship titles both indoors and outdoors. She was runner-up in the 100 m hurdles at the 2015 USA Outdoor Championships; at the 2016 Olympic Trials she placed sixth and missed qualifying for the Olympics.
|Sport:||Track and field|
|Event(s):||100 metres hurdles|
|Coached by:||Edrick Floréal|
|Personal best(s):||100 metres hurdles: 12.20 WR, 400 metres hurdles: 54.09, 60 metres hurdles: 7.70|
About Kendra Harrison
Hurdler who, in July 2016, broke the the world record in the women's 100 metres hurdles that had stood for nearly three decades. She accomplished this feat after winning NCAA titles in the 60 and 100 metres hurdles with the University of Kentucky Wildcats the previous year.
She played soccer before joining the track team at Clayton High School in North Carolina. She went on to win state titles in 2010 and 2011.
At the 2014 SEC Championships, she became the first person to win both the 100 and 400 metres hurdles in the same year since 1999.
She was adopted by Gary and Karon Harrison and grew up with ten other children, most of whom were also adopted.
She broke the world record in the women's 100 metres hurdles set by Yordanka Donkova in 1988.
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- Sportspeople from Tennessee
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- American female hurdlers
- African-American female track and field athletes
- American adoptees