Sha'Carri Richardson
Sha'Carri Richardson
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Led by Sha’Carri Richardson, who ran the sixth-fastest 100m time of all-time, Americans dominated the inaugural Miramar Invitational at Ansin Sports Complex in Florida on Saturday (10 April).

Despite not getting the best start, Richardson showed incredible top-end speed to blast a jaw-dropping 10.72 at the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver Label meet.

Richardson’s run put her No. 6 on the all-time world performer list and No. 4 on the all-time U.S. performer list. Only world record holder Florence Griffith-Joyner, Carmelita Jeter and Marion Jones have ever run faster as Americans.

Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson Herah, both with 10.70, are the only two non-American to run fastest than 10.72.

No woman has ever run faster as early as April.

American Javianne Oliver finished second in 11.07. Jamaicans Natalliah Whyte, 11.16 and Natasha Morrison, 11.19, finished third and fourth respectively.

In the men’s 100m, Kyree King, a 2017 World Championships 200m semi-finalist, broke into the sub-10 club, winning in a lifetime best 9.97 over 2017 world champion and 2019 World Championships silver medalist Justin Gatlin, 9.98.

Fast sprint hurdles times

World record holder Keni Harrison was pushed by an illegal breeze in the women’s 100m hurdles but was impressive, with a 12.38 (2.7m/s wind). She ran 12.54 for a new world-leading time in the heats.
British sisters Cindy Sember and Tiffany Porter went 2-3 in 12.55 and 12.57.

Grant Holloway, unchallenged from the gun, won the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.04 (+2.2m/s). Holloway is the Doha 2019 world champion and earlier this year broke the world 60m hurdles record.

U.S. champion in 2019 Daniel Roberts was second in 13.30.

A fantastic matchup in the women’s 400m produced the fastest time in the world this year for Shamier Little, who was pushed to the line by fellow American Quanera Hayes.

In the closing stages, Little powered through and had just enough to edge Hayes 49.91 to 49.92. It was a lifetime best for Little, and Hayes clocked her best time since 2017.

Reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica was upset in the women’s 200m by American Jenna Prandini. The American drove out of the blocks and controlled the race all the way to win in 22.29 (2.2m/s wind).

2019 World Championships silver medalist Brittany Brown was second in 22.39, with Candace Hill clocking her fastest time since 2016 in third at 22.43.

A massive 4.0m/s wind pushed Kenny Bednarek to a 19.65 win in the men’s 200m, well clear of runner-up Emmanuel Matadi of Liberia, who was second in 20.20.

Traditionally a frontrunner, Jamaica’s Natoya Goule went to the lead in the women’s 800m and was in prime position with 150m to go when Ajee’ Wilson, the fastest woman in the world outdoors in 2021, pulled up on her shoulder and moved past her in the last half of the final straight to win in 2:00.57 to 2:00.92.

Kenya’s Michael Saruni, best known as an 800m runner with a 1:43.25 PR, used his speed over the final 50m to win the men’s 1,500m in 3:45.84.


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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.

66 COMMENTS

  1. Every year it the same old same thing—American run fast time and then come the big dance they are nowhere to be found.ET and Shelly will be one/ two.

  2. Based on her world leading time, yes, she is the favourite. But hold on a bit. This was a one off race and we have seen early favourite miss out on US trials as well. We will have to wait.

  3. Well I must say ET will be coming to retain her title and SFP Is looking to go out with a BANG! Cant be a favourite after just one race yes its a good time. But lets wait and see how she’ll fare in the US trials. Lets stsrt from there

  4. Where have all u negative thinking folk been, she’s BEEN run’n fast consistently for 2-3 years, faster than ANY of u “wait till the trials/run a lot of races first” folk. And every body knows she has to make the team first, we know track too..stop being so damn negative 😡 and just be proud and wish her luck.

  5. Andre Steven Brown she was a 18 year college student who ran an indoor season and outdoor rounds of 60-200-100-200-4×1 peaked for indoor and outdoor. You wanted her to peak a 3rd time…she needed rest.

    • Michelle McCalla I agree- I heard she vomited after the race. Not sure what she’d PR in early April when real races are ahead in late May and June. But maybe her coach has a new strategy🤷🏽‍♀️

  6. Woii!!! After a domestic meet she is the favourite? You mean all the other hopefuls in the 100M have ran several races and are doing over 10.9? Talk about spreading propoganda. Shhhh!

  7. Let see if she makes the 100 squad or relay pool. We should not forget the US trials is like the Olympic games. The pressure to make the US team has over the years seen many casualties.Wish her well though. I love competition……

  8. Great for her and she’s a top candidate for sure. Can’t put her as a gold medalist before the race is run! She will have to run multiple races at top end speed before she can run the finals! In the end, stamina and experience will factor for the medalists!

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