Olympians Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson continue to excel in their track and field endeavours and on Wednesday stunned the crowd in Monaco by running a new meet record and a new personal best, respectively.
Both Fraser-Pryce and Jackson are on the heels of two successful back-to-back performances at major athletic events in the United States and Hungary. Just a few days ago, at the Continental Tour in Hungary, Fraser-Pryce ran a stellar 10.67 seconds to set a new meet record there. Today, Fraser-Pryce continuing to thrill audiences with consecutive stellar sprinting performances has set another meeting record, blazing down the track and finishing the race in 10.62 seconds.
Only fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah and American Florence Griffith Joyner have run a faster time across the 100m distance.
Her compatriot, Jackson, who also reaped success in Hungary with a winning 22.02-second finish in the 200m, seized second place this time around, setting a new personal best time with a 10.71-second finish. Ivorian Gonezie Marie Josée Dominique Ta Lou, finished third, setting a new area best, continental record, and personal best with a 10.72-second finish.
Watch the race below.