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Fraser-Pryce clocks world-leading 10.67 to win 100m in Nairobi – The Citizen



Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the fastest 100m in the world this year while watching 10.67 seconds to win in Nairobi on Saturday.

The 35-year-old, who won eight Olympic medals including silver in Tokyo last summer, was a comfortable winner after 18-year-old Namibian sensation Christine Mboma suddenly pulled up before falling on the track.

Fraser-Pryce’s winning time was close to his personal peak of 10.60, set in Lausanne in August 2021.

“I have been doing this for 13 years. Even when I run I have set new records, it’s incredible, ”said Fraser-Pryce, who could only finish second in his 200m race at the opening of the season in Kingston in April.

Only four other women had run the 100m faster than Fraser-Pryce time on Saturday – Americans Marion Jones (10.65) and Carmelita Jeter (10.64), fellow Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah (10.54), and the controversial American world record holder Florence Griffith -Joyner (10.49).

Fraser-Pryce will renew his longstanding rivalry with Thompson-Herah, who won five Olympic gold medals at this year’s world championships, starting in Eugene on July 15.

Earlier, men’s 100m Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs withdrew at the last minute from his long-awaited return to the intestines with intestinal problems.

The Italian, who was an unexpected winner at last year’s Olympics, was to face silver medalist Fred Kerley for the first time from Tokyo.

Jacobs has confirmed on social media that he will be pursuing another activity as planned on home ground in a 200m race in Savona.

Instead, Kerley missed home runner Ferdinand Omanyala, who was in power to victory in 9.85 seconds, a period that was also ahead of the world.

American Kerley could only manage 9.92 seconds to finish behind African record holder Omanyala, who scored his personal best of 9.77secs last year.

“I aimed to run an under-10 in this competition. Now that… my record is African, I want to add more records to my collection, ”said Omanyala.

U.S. Isaiah Young was third in 10.13 seconds.

Canadian Aaron Brown’s 200m time to perfection posted a season-opening best of 20.05 seconds.

“I wanted to run under-20s,” he said.

“I’m happy with the amount of time I’ve spent thinking this is a high altitude.”

Aminatou Seyni of Niger was the shock winner of the women’s 200m race, in 22.43 seconds, after marginalizing Shannon Ray on the line.

Conseslus Kipruto has shown Kenmare Olympic and world 3,000m Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto still has a long way to go ahead of the world championships and has gone bad to finish fifth in a race won by Abraham Kibiwott.

World women’s hammer world record holder Anita Wlodarczyk placed 78.06m ahead of Kenya’s first appearance.

“I am delighted to have come to Nairobi for the first time and to have been a great success,” said the three – time Olympic champion.

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