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UPDATE: Third Mississippian takes gold at IAAF World Championship

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Brittney Reese, a Gulfport native, now has more outdoor track world championships than any woman ever.

The Ole Miss alum leaped 7.02 meters Aug 11 to claim her seventh IAAF championship, bringing her total world title count to 11.

Reese makes the third IAAF world champions from Mississippi.

First, Tori Bowie claimed gold in the women’s 100 meter:

and Sam Kendricks took his first Team USA pole vault world championship.

Kendricks was the only competitor to clear a height of 5.95 meters in London at the IAAF World Championships.

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