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21st June 2017, 13:59

Local runner Jerai Torres sets new National record for 100 and 200 metres

Local runner Jerai Torres has set a new National record for both the 100 and 200 metres. The student, who has been following a strict training programme in the UK, recorded a time of 10.96 for the 100m at the Victoria Stadium last week. But his biggest achievement, he says, is in the 200 metres, clocking 22.19 seconds in Malaga this weekend, a record previously held by Daryl Vassalo since 2005.

The sprinter, who is representing Gibraltar at the Island Games in a number of races, says he will be taking it one event at a time. The season so far has surpassed his expectations he adds, and winning a medal would be a huge bonus.