By Huram Hung, World-Track
SHANGHAI, China —–
In-form Carmelita Jeter send another strong warning to her challengers for next season with another gallant run after the World Championships disappointments in Berlin.
Coming up against a solid field here, Jeter rocketed from the blocks and then opened up a huge lead with every stride to win the women’s 100 metres dash in a fabulous 10.64 seconds at the Shanghai IAAF Golden Grand Prix on Sunday.
The American, who last weekend hammered a strong field that included Jamaica’s Olympic and World Champion Shelly Ann Fraser to win the World Athletics Final in Greece, hit another gear on Sunday to lower her world-leading best from Sunday’s previous 10.67secs.
"I am working hard but I still have a lot of work to do to challenge the world record," Jeter said after the race.
No one came close the speed and strength of Jeter on Sunday and even though Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown kicked late to finish with a seasonal best of 10.89secs, the power of Jeter in the last 30m was simply on matched today.
Bahamian Chandra Sturrup took third in 11.03.
Jeter finished third at the world championships in Berlin last month but said she just had an off day.