Shericka Jackson ran the second fastest time of 2023 over the 200m distance in a time of 21.98 on Sunday at the 2023 Rabat Diamond League meeting. Despite not getting a good start, at about 60-70 metres into the race she started to accelerate, gaining a few strides of lead by the time she reached the finish line.
The race is now Shericka Jackson’s best run over the distance in 2023.
Sunday evening, after the race, Jackson who is the reigning world champion in the 200m took to social media to share an inspiring message to everyone, she stated, “If you dream it, you can do it. Keep going champ. @diamondleagueathletics thank you. The experience was everything. Season best and a meeting record. (21.98)🔥🔥🔥. My 200m(my baby), I’ve missed you. A solid run in Rabat, 200m, see you at Jamaica trials😁.”
Watch the meeting record race below:
One person watch the race and expressed, “On this slow sprinting day, a 21.98 is a particularly impressive time. Excited to see her continue getting faster as the season progresses. Strachan ran faster than expected too. Maybe she can surprise some people this year yet,’ while another said, “Ran a 21.98 MR with one of her worst ever 200m starts! Good effort from Strachan 22.15 PB & Davis 22.30 PB!”