Fraser-Pryce clocks world-leading 10.67 to win 100m in Nairobi


Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce reacts after winning the women’s 100m event during the Kip Keino Classic, part of the World Athletics Continental Tour 2022, at the Kasaramni stadium in Nairobi on May 7, 2022. (Photo by AFP)

Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce posted the fastest 100m in the world this year as she clocked 10.67secs to win her season opener in Nairobi on Saturday.

The 35-year-old, who has won eight Olympic medals including silver in Tokyo last summer, was a comfortable winner after new sprint sensation, the 18-year-old Namibian Christine Mboma, pulled up suddenly before collapsing to the track.

Fraser-Pryce’s winning time was close to her personal best of 10.60, set in Lausanne in August 2021.

Only four other women have run the distance faster: Americans Marion Jones (10.65) and Carmelita Jeter (10.64), fellow Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah (10.54), and the controversial world record holder American Florence Griffith-Joyner (10.49).

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