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By Clayton Clarke, Trackalerts.com writer 

Following her 10.76 victory in the women’s 100m finals at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing on Monday,  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is now two clockings away from becoming the top sub 10.80 female sprinter, in history.  With the 2015 season, yet to be completed and her desire to go faster than her personal best of 10.70 SFP needs two more such times, to match to leader American Marion Jones (13)  and three to surpass her. 

The triple World Champion and double Olympic gold medallist has won all her titles with sub-10.80 times. She is ahead of Americans Carmelita Jeter (5) and world record holder Florence Griffith-Joyner (4). Fraser-Pryce is the top Jamaican on the list ahead of Merlene Ottey (4) and Kerron Stewart and Veronica Campbell Brown (two each). Former world record holder Evelyn Ashford of the USA also has two efforts below 10.80. Christine Arron of France heads a list of eight women with one posting. The list  includes current sprinters Blessing Okagbare, (NGR).  English Gardner  (USA) and Ivet Lalova (BUL). 

Of the seventeen women who have dipped below the mark eight are American (47.1%), four Jamaicans (23.6%). The remaining five are from Bulgaria, China,  France, Nigeria and Russia. 

SFP will also be seeking to increase the her tally of sub 10.80's in one season. Her present best is three, achieved in both 2013 and this year. She has a chance to add to this season’s number at other meets on her schedule. Jones heads the table with nine postings below 10.80 seconds achieved in 1998 with Griffith Joyner next on four (1988). 

ATHLETES WITH THE MOST SUB 10.80’S CLOCKINGS.

THIRTEEN

Marion Jones (USA)……10.65 (1998), 10.70 (1999), 10.71 (1998*, 1998*), 10.72 (1998*,1998*, 1998*), 10.75 (1998*), 10.76 (1997*, 1999*), 10.77 (1998)*, 10.78 (2000)*, 10.79 (1998),* 

ELEVEN

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)….10.70 (2012*), 10.71 (2013*), 10.72 (2013*), 10.73 (2009*), 10.74 (2015)*, 10.75 (2012*), 10.76 (2015), 10.77 (2013), 10.78 (2008)*, 10.79 (2009)*, 10.79 (2015)*

FIVE

Carmelita Jeter (USA)….10.64 (2009*), 10.67 (2009*), 10.70 (2011*), 10.78 (2011*2012), 

FOUR

Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA)…10.49 (1988*), 10.61 (1988*), 10.62 (1988*), 10.70 (1988*)

Merlene Ottey (JAM/SLO)….10.74 (1996*), 10.78 (1990*, 1994*), 10.79 (1991)*, 

TWO

Kerron Stewart (JAM)…10.75 (2009*, 2009*)

Evelyn Ashford (USA)…10.76 (1984*), 10.79 (1983)*

Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)…10.76 (2011)*, 10.78 (2010)*

ONE

Christine Arron (FRA)…10.73 (1998

Irina Privalova (RUS)…10.77 (1994)*

Ivet Lalova (BUL)…10.77 (2004)*

Dawn Sowell (USA)…10.78 (1989)*

Tori Edwards (USA)…10.78 (2008)*

Xuemei Li (CHN)……10.79 (1997)*

Inger Miller (USA)….10.79 (1999)*

Blessing Okagbare (NGR)….10.79 (2013)*

English Gardner (USA)…..10.79 (2015)*

Most sub 10.80 clockings in one season

NINE-Marion Jones (USA)-1998

FOUR-Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA)-1988

THREE-Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)-2015, 2013

TWO-Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)-2009, 2012, Carmelita Jeter (USA)-2009, 2011, Kerron Stewart (JAM)-2009), Marion Jones (USA)-1999

ONE-Merlene Ottey (1990, 1991, 1994, 1996), Evelyn Ashford (USA)-2010, 2011, Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)-2010, 2011, English Garner (JAM)-2015, Carmelita Jeter (USA)-2012,, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)-2008, Tori Edwards (USA)-2008, Marion Jones (USA)-1997, 2000, Christine Arron (FRA)-1998, Irina Privalova (RUS)-1994, Ivet Lalova (BUL)-2004, Dawn Sowell (USA)-1989, Tori Edwards (USA)-2008, Xuemei Li (CHN)-1997, Inger Miller (USA)-1999, Blessing Okagbare (NGR)-2013, English Gardner (USA)-2015 

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