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Thompson-Herah defends title as fastest woman in the world

August 21st, 2021
AP Photo/Thomas Boyd

Jamaican athlete Elaine Thompson-Herah defended her title as the fastest woman in the world, taking first in the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic today.

Thompson-Herah finished with a time of 10.54 seconds, running the second-fastest Women’s 100m in history.

Fellow countrywomen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson came in 2nd and 3rd for a Jamaican podium sweep.

Today’s race was billed as Sha’carri Richardson’s return to competition after being barred from the Olympics due to a positive marijuana test, but she finished 9th in 11.14 seconds.

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