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Aaron Brown, Canadian sprinter, runs sub-10 in 100m in Florida

Canadian sprinter Aaron Brown set a personal best in the 100 metres on Saturday, running a 9.96 at the Star Athletics Pro Meet in Florida.

Sets personal best with 9.96

Aaron Brown of Canada ran the 100 metres in 9.96 seconds on Saturday at the Star Athletics Pro Meet in Florida, setting a personal best. (Michael Steele/Getty Images/File)

Canadian sprinter Aaron Brown set a personal best in the 100 metres on Saturday, running a time of 9.96 seconds at the Star Athletics meet in Florida. His previous personal best was 10.05. 

Brown, 24, ran the fastest time in the preliminaries, beating out Tyson Gay in his heat who ran a 9.97 behind the maximum allowable legal wind of 2.0 m/s. Brown and Gay were the only sprinters to run sub-10 seconds in the preliminaries.

Brown ended up finishing second in the event, running a 10.01 in the final.

American Marvin Bracy ran a 9.94 in the final after running a 10.10 in the preliminaries, to win the event. 

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