Fraser-Pryce breaks Merlene Ottey’s 100m record

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce after winning the 100m in Padua.

On Sunday, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran an incredible race to break Merlene Ottey’s 100m  at the 29th edition of the Atletica Mondiale meeting in Padua.

Just days after winning at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich, and at the World Championships in Beijing, the double Olympic 100m champion and seven-time World Championships gold medallist clocked 10.98 to take one hundredth of a second off Ottey’s mark.

“It was a big surprise to hear that I broke Ottey’s meeting record, I did not know about that,” said Fraser-Pryce. “I was excited to be here. I hope to have the chance to come back to compete in this meeting next year.”


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