Fraser-Pryce Scorches To 10.62s World Lead In Monaco

Ta Lou shatters Muriel Ahoure's 10.78s African record

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce scorched to a dominant victory in the women’s 100m at the Diamond League meet in Monaco on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old mother of one clocked a world leading 10.62 seconds, also a meet record at the Stade Louis II.

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Fraser-Pryce won her fifth world title at the world championships in Eugene, Oregon, last month and has been in unbeatable form ever since: her victory in Monaco was her third sub-10.70 run within a week.

Streaking through in second in balmy, overcast, conditions was Jamaican teammate Shericka Jackson, the world 200m champion, in a personal best of 10.71sec.

Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast ran 10.72 sec. to set an African record in third, just one-hundredth of a second adrift of Jackson, as all seven starters went sub-11sec.

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