Thompson-Herah in Diamond League the fastest on a strong 100 meters



Jamaican athlete Elaine Thompson-Herah has won the strongly occupied 100 meters at the Diamond League matches in Eugene. The Olympic champion trumped Sha’Carri Richardson (US) and compatriot Shericka Jackson with 10.79.

“I’m relieved to have crossed the line healthy. I didn’t care about time,” said Thompson-Herah. She struggled with a shoulder injury and persistent problems with her Achilles tendon. “I’m starting to take shape, I’m getting where I need to be.”

Richardson ran the sixth fastest time ever last year with 10.72, but missed the Games due to a suspension. Like Jackson, who finished third in Tokyo, she now raced to 10.92.

Ethiopians fast on the five kilometers

Berihu Aregawi impressed in the five kilometers with a time of 12.50.05. The Ethiopian, who has held the world road record since December, was 18.86 faster than his best time.

Samuel Tefera (13.06.86) and Olympic champion in the ten kilometers Selemon Barega (13.07.30) completed the Ethiopian podium.

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