Zharnel Hughes lowered the British 100m record to 9.83 at the NYC Grand Prix ©Getty Images

Zharnel Hughes set a "dream" British 100 metres record of 9.83sec at the New York City Grand Prix, beating the mark of 9.87 set by Linford Christie in winning the 1993 world title in Stuttgart.

A late surge took Hughes through a field that contained home runner Christian Coleman, the 2019 world champion, before crossing the line in disbelief at this World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.

"I woke up with a dream [on Saturday] morning," he later told reporters after upstaging two home world and Olympic champions, Athing Mu and Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone.

"I woke up with 9.83 on my mind.

"When I looked at the clock and saw 9.83, I was like: 'What just happened there!'

"It actually came through - manifestation is real."

Jamaica’s Ackeem Blake was second in 9.93 with home sprinter Christian Coleman, the 2019 world champion, third in 10.02.

The 27-year-old Anguillan-born sprinter, who won the 2018 European title, was a member of the British 4x100m team that won silver at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics only to have the medal taken away when team-mate CJ Ujah tested positive for drugs.

Hughes, who took silver in the 100 metres and gold in the 200 metres at the European Championships last year, trains with Glen Mills, who guided the career of Jamaica’s retired world 100 and 200m record holder Usain Bolt.

He added that he had “no expectations” for this year’s World Athletics Championships in Budapest, adding that there was more to come.

"I wasn't coming up here thinking about breaking records - I just wanted to run fast," he added.

"I didn't try to do anything crazy. I didn't try to say, 'Get the perfect start' - I didn't get the perfect start - but I relaxed and that's what's really important for me."

Mu’s first competitive appearance in 11 months since adding world 800m gold to the Olympic title she won in 2021 turned out to be more of a time-trial.

Racing for the first time since she narrowly defeated Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson in Oregon she won in 1min 58.73sec, with her nearest challenger more than two seconds adrift.

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Olympic and world champion in the women’s 400m hurdles and coached, like Mu, by Bobby Kersee - had a more testing time as she ran over 400m against Olympic 200m bronze medallist Gabby Thomas.

McLaughlin-Levrone, who reduced her own world 400m hurdles record to 50.68 in winning the world title in Oregon last year, won in a personal best of 49.51, with Thomas second in 50.29.

Double world men’s 200m champion Noah Lyles of the United States offered evidence of his continuing sharp form as he finished well clear of his rivals in 19.83.

Devon Allen, focusing on athletics again after completing his first year for the National Football League side Philadelphia Eagles, finished second in the 110m hurdles in 13.04 behind fellow American Daniel Roberts, who clocked 13.01.

Abby Steiner won the women’s 200m in a season’s best of 22.19 from fellow American Tamara Clark, who clocked 22.43.

There was more home success as Aleia Hobbs won the women’s 100m in 10.98 from Jamaica’s Briana Williams, who clocked 11.04.

In the women’s 100m hurdles, former world record holder Kendra Harrison won in 12.29 from fellow American Alaysha Johnson in 12.30.

Yaime Perez of Cuba won the women’s discus with 67.44 metres.