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Olympic Champion Strolls To 100-Metres London Victory In A Pair Of Runners

Olympic Champion Strolls To 100-Metres London Victory In A Pair Of Runners
By Daniel Kelly

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson is currently the quickest woman in the World.

The reigning Olympic champion at 100 and 200-metres, Thompson is the overwhelming favourite to win gold at the World Championships next month over the same distances.

Already this season, Thompson has ran the quickest 100-metres of the year, but her performance in London on Sunday afternoon may have been the most impressive.

In the Olympic Stadium, Thompson won her race in 10.94 seconds. That time was fast enough to be the eighth-quickest of the year.

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Despite the time being almost a quarter of a second slower than her personal best, the 25-year-old ran the race in a pair of runners. Unlike her opponents, Thompson did not use athletics spikes, which a common for sprinters, and she explained why to Reuters after the race.

The spikes I have I'm not confident with and hurt my Achilles so I’m running in flats.

They have spikes but they are very petite. They are built especially for me and made lighter.

Not many people can run the 100-metres in under 11 seconds, let alone doing so in a pair of runners.

Having won on the same track that will host the forthcoming World Championships, Thompson will fancy her chances at winning World gold in London in the coming weeks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xArcnhFJmN4

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