Elaine Thompson-Herah Runs World-Leading Time At Diamond League

Elaine Paris running the 100 meter

Jamaican Sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah today set a new world-leading time in the women’s 100 metres when she won the event at the Diamond League event in Rome with a time of 10.85 seconds.

Her new record erases that of another Jamaica, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who had set the record of 10.86 in August.

Thompson-Herah pulled away from the field for first place, in front of USA’s Aleia Hobbs, who ran a season-best of 11.14 while Marie-Josee Ta Lou also produced her best run this year to take third place in 11.14.

Thompson-Herah’s MVP teammate Anthonique Strachan was eighth in 11.42.

The win extended Thompson-Herah’s unbeaten run to six straight in the 100m as she replaced compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the top of the World Athletics performance list.

Meanwhile, in the men’s race, Jamaican Julian Forte finished seventh in the men’s 100m, running 10.15 seconds (0.3m/s) as South Africa’s Akani Simbine won in 9.96 seconds.

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