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Thompson-Herah Beats Sha’Carri Richardson at Prefontaine Classic

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American Sha’Carrie Richardson Was Second with a Season’s best 10.92 seconds

Jamaican superstar Elaine Thompson-Herah delivered a season’s best performance to win the 100m women’s race at yesterday’s Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meet at Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon.

Thompson-Herah ran 10.79 seconds (0.7m/s) to win the 100m coming from behind.

Thompson-Herah, the back-to-back Olympic sprint double champion dismissed any suggestions about her fitness.

This is the second fastest in the world to Fraser-Pryce’s 10.67 seconds world-leading mark.

After a somewhat sluggish start, Thompson-Herah blew away the strong field with a powerful second half to beat her previous season’s best 10.89 seconds set two weeks ago.

American Sha’Carrie Richardson was second with a season’s best 10.92 seconds just ahead of Olympic bronze medalist Shericka Jackson who was also timed in 10.92 seconds and took over the lead in the Diamond race.

The third Jamaican Briana Williams was ninth with 11.20 seconds.

Thompson-Herah said that she is happy to win the race without any injury problems.

She said that this performance has prepared her for her championship in Jamaica next month. She said that she is happy with where she is right now.