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Quebec’s Audrey Leduc sets new Canadian women’s 100m record

Quebec’s Audrey Leduc has broken the 36-year-old Canadian record in the women’s 100m sprint. At the LSU Alumni Gold, held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana this past weekend, Leduc completed the 100-meter race in 10.96 seconds, surpassing Angela Bailey’s record of 10.98 seconds set in 1987. Leduc outdid her previous personal best of 11.08 seconds by 0.12 seconds.

Leduc finished just behind Louisiana-based sprinter Aleia Hobbs, who won the race with a time of 10.88 seconds, and ahead of California’s Celera Barnes, who finished in 11.10 seconds. Leduc’s outstanding performance secures her a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics. At 25 years old, Leduc is on track to become the second ever athlete from Quebec to qualify for the 100m event at the Olympics, a distinction previously held only by Julie Rocheleau at the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

Leduc is happy with her performance that led to the Canadian record and is ready to put in the work to make it perfect. Leduc opened her 2023 outdoor season with a timing of 11.53 seconds at the Florida Relays in Gainesville and improved it to 11.38 seconds at the Ontario U20 and Open Athletics Championships in Toronto. Leduc has had a great 2024 season so far, winning gold in the 60 metres at the U Sports Championships in March and leading the Laval women’s 4×200m team to a silver medal.

In February, Leduc was chosen as one of the U Sports Athletes of The Week by Under Armour and is also competing in the long jump category. Audrey Leduc is from Gatineau, Quebec.

Source: Canadian Running