Tiffany Offili-Porter spares no pain(s) nor lengths in her relentless pursuing of glory and last Saturday came off with high marks in a gruelling effective five-stage racing workout at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Michigan, showing her intensions from the outset of the season.

Tiffany Offili-Porter sets a UK record of 12.56 secs in the semifinals in Daegu

Not only that, as she powered over the hurdles to a European leading and second fastest in the world mark of 8.06 secs, American Kristi Castlin setting 7.94 secs in Birmingham (Alabama) on the same day, from the heats holding nothing back despite a stacked schedule still looming ahead into the meeting.

She came back later on to almost emulate that in a swift 8.08 secs and comfortably dominate a final that held an additional sentimental shade. Her younger sister Cindy Offili was racing alongside in a baptism of fire to come fourth in 8.86 secs.

The Daegu fourth-placer also dashed to her second fastest ever time of 7.42 secs in the flat 60m, a mere hundredth off her PB set at the very same meet a year ago on Sunday, having got off to 7.46 secs in the heats and rounded out a long day on the track by way of a 24.58 secs in the 200m, which was slightly out of tune with the rest.

Next stop for her is at the inaugurate US Open that comes in the stead of the Milrose Games, moving over to the Armory for its centennial anniversary, at the (Madison Square) ‘Garden’ in New York this weekend.