NARBONNE, France, July 25 (AFP) - Former Europeanchampion Christine Arron showed she is in the form towin a World Championships medal when she burned offMuriel Hurtis to claim the French 100 metres title hereon Friday.
Arron’s time of 10.95sec, with an over the limitfollowing wind of 2.5m/s, put her five hundredths aheadof second-placed Hurtis, the reigning European championover 200m.
After a string of injuries and the birth of a son, thewoman who set the European record of 10.73sec five yearsago will be back in contention for a major title whenthe World Championships take place in Paris in the lastweek of August.
It was a good test to run three races in two days,especially as I still feel fresh,'' said Arron. Hurtis meanwhile said she had decided to run only the200m at the world championships. The other girls are strong in the 100 metres and Idon’t want to lose everything because of a mistake or abad start,’’ she said.
Rising star Aime Nthepe won the men’s 100m in10.09sec, with a following wind.
Eric Milazar of Mauritius ran an impressive 45.28secto win the men’s 400m, ahead of Marc Raquil, who isfeeling his way back from injury with a time of 45.89sec.
Patricia Girard produced a top-class 12.74sec to takethe 100m hurdles title.