Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce posted the fastest 100m in the world this year as she clocked 10.67secs to win her season opener in Nairobi on Saturday May 7, 2022.
Fraser-Pryce came to the race with a personal best 10.60 and hoped to knot at 10.40 or 10.50 this year, ahead of the World Athletics Championships scheduled for July 15 to 24 in Oregon, United States.
“The atmosphere was perfect and I’m so happy to have run well in this race as I start my season in the 100m,” said Fraser-Pryce. “The fans were just fantastic and this motivated me to even do better and return here,” Fraser-Pryce said.
“I’m impressed with the cheering and the love from the fans. Kenya has an amazing crowd, I love the hospitality I have received. I’m impressed with the season best at a high Altitude,” the marathoner said.
New sprint sensation, the 18-year-old Namibian Christine Mboma, pulled up suddenly before collapsing to the track. Kenya’s Maximilla Imali finished seventh in 11.46.
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