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Jamaican, Elaine Thompson-Herah, clocked a near-world-record 100-metre run, finishing first in the time of 10.54 seconds, just .05 of a second off of Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 33-year-old world record. Thompson-Herah set a Diamond League record and took significant time off of her personal best of 10.61, which she set in Tokyo at the Olympic Games. It is the second-fastest time in history.

The 29-year-old won gold in Tokyo in the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m events. She now has five Olympic gold medals and one silver in the 4 x 100m relay in Rio 2016. Thompson-Herah owns four national records.

Jamaica went 1-2-3 in Eugene with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price finishing second in 10.73 and Shericka Jackson finishing third in 10.76, setting a new personal best.

American, Sha’Carri Richardson, who was suspended before the Tokyo Olympics for testing positive for cannabis was back for her first race since the US Olympic Trials. She finished dead last in the time of 11.14 well off of her personal best of 10.72.

16JAMTHOMPSON-HERAH Elaine10.54WLNRDLRMRPB 6810.6110.61
24JAMFRASER-PRYCE Shelly-Ann10.73 22010.6310.63
33JAMJACKSON Shericka10.76=PB 10610.7610.76
Results from Prefontaine Classic website

Below, Richardson was all talk. In a rare interview with a last-place finisher, she ranted a little about how she is not done and is here to stay.

Perhaps she was a little shaken by finishing dead last and well back of the field.

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