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Two of the world’s fastest women, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah, believe Florence Griffith-Joyner’s (Flo-Jo) world 100m record of 10.49 is reachable.

Fraser-Pryce has described Flo-Jo’s 10.49 as appearing vulnerable for the first time.

“A few years ago, the world record seemed far away, but now it looks possible, although Elaine is closer to it than I am right now!” Fraser-Pryce, who has a personal best of 10.63, said.

Elaine Thompson-Herah ran 10.61, pointing on the clock from 10 metres out, to win Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games gold medal. In her next race at the Prefontaine Classic, she lowered her own Jamaican record to 10.54.

Fraser-Pryce, who was second in the Olympic Games 100m final, again was second to Thompson-Herah in Eugene.

“It’s a great feeling to be a part of this phenomenal set of women who are making a big mark on the sport. We deserve to be here at the top. This group of women are showing that we can do anything we put our minds to.

Fraser-Pryce won 100m medals during all her four Olympic Games appearances. She won back-to-back 100m titles in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. She took bronze in Rio 2016 and silver in Tokyo 2020.

Thompson-Herah, who, like Fraser-Pryce, is in Lausanne for the Diamond League on Thursday (26 Aug), also spoke of the possibility of breaking the world record.

“It’s great to be running these times,” said Thompson-Herah, who just completed a historic double-double (Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 sprint double)

“I didn’t come into this season with the world record on my mind, but after seeing what I did in Eugene, I know I’m close, so let’s see what happens,” she said.

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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.


  1. It certainly is possible. all records eventually fall. however eth has to improve by .06 and safp by .11 for one of them to take down the record and that’s a full stride or two, so conditions will have to be perfect. Warm weather, great track an a wind at about 1.7 or 1.8 mps.


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