Shaunae Miller-Uibo
Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas

Shaunae Miller-Uibo has joined an illustrious list of sprinters with impressive times over distances up to one lap.

The Bahamian superstar broke 11 seconds for the first time on Friday night at the Back to the Track Series at Clermont National Training Center in Florida.

She became the fourth female athlete in history to run sub-11 in 100, sub-22 in 200 and sub-49 in 400.

Friday’s performance, 10.98 seconds, put her alongside Germany’s Marita Koch, France’s Marie-Jose Perec and American Valerie Brisco-Hooks to achieve the feat.

“Mission accomplished. That was my goal today – sub 11,” Miller-Uibo was quoted as saying.

Miller-Uibo, who is the Bahamian record holder over 200m (21.74) and 400m (48.37), is someway off her national 100m record 10.84 set in 2005 by Chandra Sturrup.
Her 400m time, done for silver at last year’s Doha 2019 World Championships, is a North American and Caribbean record. She also ran 34.41, also of Area Record, for the 300m dash.

“Shaunae is a super-talented athlete, and when you run against someone of her calibre, you have to bring your ‘A’ game.”

Nickel Ashmeade, who ran in race two, finished fifth overall with 10.16.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.