Akani Simbine breaks SA 100m record

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Cape Town - Scary! This is perhaps the best way to describe Akani Simbine's South African record-breaking performance on Tuesday night in the 100m metres when he won in 9.96 at the ASA Night Series Meeting at the Pilditch Stadium in Pretoria.

Simbine’s time is 0.01 faster than the South African record of 9.97 he shared with Henricho Bruintjies.

Why scary comes into play is because before his race Simbine totally downplayed his chances of running a fast time. He made it sound like it was going to be a nice season’s opener but then he went onto to sprung a major surprise.

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