Thompson-Herah runs world-leading 10.85 in impressive Rome victory

By September 17, 2020

Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a world-leading 10.85 to win the 100m dash at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Rome today.

The time put her ahead of compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s 10.86 set last month.

Thompson-Herah, who went into the meet with the second-fastest time in the world this year, 10.88 at the Velocity Fest meeting in Kingston on August 8, was in complete control from the start pulling away mid-race to seal an impressive win.

The USA’s Aleia Hobbs was miles behind in a season-best 11.14 while Marie-Josee Ta Lou turned him her best run this year for third in her season-best of 11.14.

Thompson-Herah’s MVP teammate Anthonique Strachan was eighth in 11.42.

Meanwhile, South Africa’s Akani Simbini won the men’s equivalent in 9.96 ahead of Arthur Cisse of the Ivory Coast, who crossed the finish line in a season-best 10.04.

Filippo Tortu of Italy claimed third in 10.09.

Julian Forte stumbled at the start and never recovered finishing sixth in 10.15.

Meanwhile, Armand Duplantis set a world outdoor best of 6.15m erasing the mark held by Ukraine’s Sergei Bubka since 1991.

Karsten Warholm, the metronome, set a new meet record of 47.07 in the 400m hurdles. He has now set four of the 11 fastest times in history this season.



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