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Off a sizzling show at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Elaine Thompson-Herah proved why she is size-less over 100m having ran a mind-blowing 10.54 seconds to win the Prefontaine Classic, Wanda Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday.

With the return of Sha’Carri Richardson after her cannabis disqualification, the quality of the line-up looked quite frightening than the Olympic final but that did not scare Thompson-Herah from achieving another milestone, pulling away from compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the final metres of the race to stop the clock at 10.54, just .05 second outside of the world lead set by the United States’ Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.

Elaine Thompson- Herah rules the women’s 100m:

World Lead

National Record

Diamond League Record

Meet Record

Personal Best

Second Fastest 100m EVER!

In fact, many have argued that Thompson-Herah’s is even clearer as the real world record given the doubts over the wind readings on Florence Griffith Joyner’s 10.49 in 1988.

Elaine Thompson-Herah couldn’t believe her own eyes after running 10.54 seconds at the Prefontaine Classic

According to splits given after the race, Thompson-Herah was fourth at 20m in 3.1, second at 40m in 5.1 but narrowly ahead at 60m in 6.9 but a metre up at 80m in 8.7 and two metres clear at the finish.

Like a photocopy of the Olympic final, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce came second, finishing in 10.73 seconds whiles Shericka Jackson [third] crossed the finished line in a PB-equalling 10.76 seconds[to match her Tokyo final time].

By James K. Attaglo Wilson

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