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FILE PHOTO: Elaine Thompson-Herah into the final of the women's 100m at the Commonwealth Games 2022

Two-time double Olympic Games sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah said she had “outgrown” MVP Track Club and gave that reason for leaving.

“I have outgrown the environment pretty much,” she said Wednesday (10 Nov) on Miss Kitty Live on Nationwide 90fm.

“My circle is very small. My team is not really fully developed, but I am working on that. I think what I wanted for myself, and based on the path that I am heading, MVP could not provide that anymore for me, and I think doing it on my own would be better for me,” she said.

Working with husband

“I am working with my husband, he is not really my coach, but I am just working with him; he oversees my program.

The first woman to win back-to-back Olympic Games 100m/220m titles, Thompson-Herah decided to part ways with her longtime club, Jamaica’s MVP, where coach Stephen Francis has guided her to all her successes to date, including that of being the fastest woman alive, with 10.54 (100m) and 21.53 (200m).

Thompson-Herah announced her decision to leave the club on 18 Oct, weeks after news broke that she told the club in a letter. She had initially denied the news, labelling it “rumours.”

“What I want for myself and to better myself was not provided, so I have to find ways to get it,” Thompson-Herah said.


  1. She did not say that and of she did you have to try understand what she means u can’t take it just for the words she uses but what she actually means by them

  2. Ungrateful statement, u could have left amicable without the animosity you are burning ur bridge behind u & that’s not very nice, sad indeed.

  3. If you have outgrown then move on. You are unstoppable. Your choice. History 📚. Who says you are to stay in one position all your life. Do what’s best for u. U explain yourself well in the interview why u move. Who feels it knows.

  4. Everyone has the right to choose thier path, let her choose what she think is best and wish for her the best in all she does for herself and her country, indont see her as ungrateful, she is TRYING to do better where she thinks she has a better shot at EXCELLING on her own so give her that benefit to do so,
    Maybe better or worst or the same, let her do what pleases her, it’s her life and choices. You go girl, I’m with you all the way, win or loose, make yourself happy

  5. In all fairness she is not saying she is bigger than her coach who made her. She is simple saying that at the stage of her achievement she thinks she deserves more benefits which MVP is unable to give or secure presently..

    • [[“What I want for myself and to better myself was not provided, so I have to find ways to get it,”]] Every she has achieved so far is under MVP! The $$$$$$ for Club come through Asafa Powell, Shelly etc. before her helps to finance her development ….. now she stripping the Club of that win-fall to support upcoming in the Club!!!

  6. Say what now? tHE Environment that saw you run those supberb times? Well alright then. You know best. I do wish you the very best. I do want to see those flo-jo records erased.


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