NAIROBI : Fraser-Pryce clocks world-leading 10.67 to win 100m. This Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce posted the fastest 100 metres in the world this year as she clocked 10.67 secs to win her season opener in Nairobi on Saturday.

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

Fraser-Pryce's winning time was close to her personal best of 10.60 set in Lausanne in August 2021.

Only four other women have run the distance faster than Fraser-Pryce's time on Saturday - American Marion Jones [10.65] and Carmelita Jeter [10.64] fellow Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Herah [10.54] and the controversial world record holder American Florence Griffith-Joyner [10.49]

Earlier, men's 100m champion Marcell Jacobs withdrew at the last minute from his long awaited return to the distance in Nairobi because of intestinal problems.

The Italian, who was a surprise winner at last year's Olympic, was due to go head-to-head with silver medallist Fred kerley for the first time since Tokyo. [AFP]


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