Thompson-Herah clocks 2nd fastest time in women’s 100m history

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah ran the second fastest women’s 100m of all time at Saturday’s Wanda Diamond League meeting in Eugene.

Leading an all-Jamaican podium just as the case at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month, Thompson-Herah powered home from her rivals to win in a new Jamaican national record and world-leading 10.54 seconds.

Only American Florence Griffith-Joyner has run faster, when she set her world record of 10.49 seconds in 1988.

Fraser-Pryce finished second in 10.73 and Shericka Jackson, third in a new personal best time of 10.76.

To the surprise of many Americans, home sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who missed the Tokyo Olympic Games, after she was suspended for testing positive for marijuana during the US Olympic Trials, finished last.

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