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Fraser-Pryce 10.87; Thompson-Herah 10.88 At Velocity Fest In Kingston

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce posted an impressive 10.87 seconds to set a new world-leading time for this season on her way to winning the women’s 100m at the Velocity Fest 4 at the National Stadium o Saturday.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce posted an impressive 10.87 seconds to set a new world-leading time for this season on her way to winning the women’s 100m at the Velocity Fest 4 at the National Stadium o Saturday.

Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah was also as impressive, following her 10.88 seconds performance to win her section on the day.

Fraser-Pryce opened with an 11.28 to win her heat in a -2.7 m/s headwind before posting the fastest time of the year in the section finals.

Elaine Thompson of Jamaica

Elaine Thompson of Jamaica in action over 100m

The reigning and four-time world 100m champion who is also a two-time Olympic champ, clocked her winning in a +1.4 m/s wind.

Fraser-Pryce’s time bettered the previous world-lead set by Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who had set a 10.98 secs personal best in Florida last month.

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Meanwhile, defending Olympic 100/200 sprint double champion from Rio 2016, Thompson-Herah, finished with the second fastest time of the day after winning her section of the finals.

The Jamaican champion first posted 11.41 seconds to win her heat in a -1.0 m/s headwind earlier in the day.

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Shashalee Forbes, who was second to Fraser-Pryce in her race, finished third overall in 11.20, while Natasha Morrison was fourth overall with 11.25.

Tyquendo Tracey and Nesta Carter shared the top spot on the men’s side after both sprinter ran 10.20 seconds to win their respective heat.

Rusheen McDonald came out on top in the men’s 400m with 46.49, while 400m hurdler Janieve Russell edged Olympic 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson to take the women’s section, 51.74 to 51.76.

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Elsewhere at the meet, world silver medallist Fedrick Dacres threw 64.45m in the fourth round to secure victory in the men’s Discus competition over Chad Wright (63.24m), while world silver medal winner Shanieka Ricketts won the women’s Triple Jump contest 14.21m.

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com.

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