Marcell Jacobs wins the 100 meters at the Rome Sprint Festival: season record with 10″07


By John

Marcell Jacobs won the 100 meters of the 'Roma Sprint Festival' at the Stadio dei Marmi, stopping the time at 10.07 with 1.1 meters per second of favorable wind.

The time achieved today in Rome by the Olympic and European champion is the seasonal record after the 10″11 run three weeks ago in Florida. Behind Jacobs, trained since last autumn by Rana Raider, the Italian Chituru Ali (Fiamme Gialle) with 10″11.

Third Matteo Melluzzo (Fiamme Gialle) with 10″13. Of the first three, Marcell Jacobs had the highest reaction time from leaving the starting blocks. Jacobs' program for the approach to the European Championships in Rome includes the 100 on May 28 meters of the Continental Tour Gold meeting in Ostrava in the Czech Republic and two days of commitment in the Diamond League in Oslo where he will face the American Fred Kerley.