Leduc Breaks Canadian Women's 100m Sprint Record To Make Paris 2024

Audrey Leduc


  • Quebec-based sprinter Audrey Leduc clocks 10.96 seconds for a second-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold meet in Baton Rouge. 
  • The result took down the 36-year-old Canadian record in women’s 100m sprint. 
  • Leduc reaches the standard time for the Paris Olympics. 

On Saturday, Quebec-based sprinter Audrey Leduc revenged her failed attempt three weeks ago to reach the Paris Olympics standard at the Florida Relays where she clocked 11.08, a dramatic 1-100th of a second shy of the standard.

The Canadian sprinter’s new finish time of 10.96 seconds in the outdoors meet at the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that took place over the weekend landed her the second position, the Paris Olympics standard, as well as the new record in Canadian women’s 100 metres sprint

Taking Down a 36-Year Record

Audrey Leduc took down the 36-year-old Canadian record of 10.98 set by the late Angela Bailey in July 1987 at the Budapest Grand Prix in Hungary.

The 25-year-old sprinter’s performance in a legal wind (+0.5 metres per second) helped her break the women’s 100m national mark that brought Bailey a silver medal. 

Leduc started her 2023 outdoor season with 11.53 in Gainesville, at the Florida Relays, and set a personal best of 11.38 last July 15 at the Ontario U20 and Open Athletics Championships in Toronto.

Her indoor performance was also good, marked by a 7.21-second personal best in the women’s 60m semifinals during the World Athletics Indoor Championships. 

Unfortunately, the result failed to bring her a qualification for the final, placing her in the 18th position in Glasgow.

The five-foot-seven athlete, who is also a business student at Laval University, had previously gone 7.22 during the same day, just one week after clocking 7.25 at an event hosted by her university.

Leduc also set a Canada Games record in August 2022 when she stopped the clock in 11.55 seconds, winning the women’s 100 in Thorold, Ontario.

Other Results 

Saturday’s LSU Alumni Gold meet saw Aleia Hobbs win in 10.88. Fellow American Celera Barnes finished in third with 11.10.

Just one day after Leduc’s new record-setting result, two-time Canadian Olympian Evan Dunfee of Richmond, B.C., and Olivia Lundman of Nanaimo bagged the 21st of 22 qualifying spots for the Paris Olympics in a marathon race walk mixed relay held at the World Athletics team championships in Turkey’s Antalya. 

According to Athletics Canada, the two finished the 42.2 km competition in 3:07:10, setting a national record.

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