When American sprinter – Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner ran a sizzling 10.49 seconds in 1988, only few, perhaps would have imagine that a time will ever come that the world record will be under serious threat.

But, the performance of Elaine Thompson-Herah lately has given people another course to believe that Flo-Jo’s record can actually fall some day.

The fastest woman alive [Thompson-Herah] has clocked 10.61, 10.54, 10.64, 10.72 and 10.65 seconds this season and has promised to take down Griffith Joyner’s world lead time next year:

“It has been a crazy season, a long one and a tiring one. I was so consistent because I was just keeping the faith in me and did not allow any negativity. I would describe this season with one word: amazing, yet with ups and downs,” the Banana Ground native said on Thursday after winning the women’s 100m title at the Diamond League final in Zurich.

“The audience was very warm and cheerful, I wish we had had so many people to cheer in Tokyo on the finish line. It was a long season but, next year, the world record is definitely on my mind,” Thompson-Herah noted.

By Francis Aduo


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