EUGENE, Ore. — Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah bested her Olympic gold-medal successful time within the 100 meters on the Prefontaine Basic, and Sha’Carri Richardson completed final in her return to the observe after controversy.
Thompson-Herah ran the 100 meters Saturday in 10.54 seconds, the very best time on the earth this yr in addition to a meet file and a private finest. She topped her Olympic-record 10.61 in Tokyo as she edged nearer to Florence Griffith Joyner’s world file of 10.49 set in 1988.
Fellow Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sherika Jackson adopted Thompson to the end line, the identical 1-2-3 end because the Olympics.
“I’m just a little bit shocked as a result of I’ve not run that quick in 5 years and I truly ran quick on the championships. However to return again right here after two weeks to run one other private finest is a extremely wonderful,” Thompson-Herah stated.
The Diamond League race at Hayward Area was heralded as Richardson’s return to the game after a optimistic marijuana check, in addition to a showdown towards the Jamaicans that many had hoped to see in Japan.
“Really simply to be again doing what it’s that I’ve a ardour for, that’s in my coronary heart, that navigates me day-to-day, was a blessing,” Richardson stated afterward, vowing that higher finishes are to return.
Richardson received the 100 on the identical observe on the U.S. Olympic observe and discipline trials in June, turning into a sensation together with her lengthy, colourful nails and large persona. However her title was stripped after she examined optimistic for marijuana shortly after the race.
She was handed a 30-day suspension that saved her out of the occasion in Tokyo and was later left off the U.S. group as a part of the relay pool, though her suspension would’ve been accomplished by the point of the 4×100 race.
“This final month was a journey for me, however that’s no excuse, as a result of on the finish of the day I’m an athlete. At the moment was a day, nevertheless it’s not each day. It’s not the tip of the world,” Richardson stated. “And like I say, in the event you rely me out, jokes on you.”
Richardson opted to not double within the 200, which was received by Mujinga Kambundji. Allyson Felix, who grew to become america’ most adorned Olympian this summer time in Japan, completed behind the sphere however was handled to a heat reception by the gang.
“That’s actually the rationale that I cam, simply to say thanks and gratitude,” Felix stated. “There was a lot love main as much as the trials, and it was so intense, and to return again off that right here, I simply wished to indicate my appreciation.:
The star-studded discipline for the occasion included 47 medalists from the Tokyo Video games.
Canadian Marco Arop received the 800 in 1:44.51, besting Olympic gold medalist Emmanuel Korir of Kenya, who completed third, and silver medalist Ferguson Rotich, who was runner-up. On the ladies’s aspect, Olympic gold medalist Athing Mu received at 800 in 1:55.04, a brand new American file.
“I knew this was going to in all probability be just a little just a little harder simply because I got here off the Olympic Video games and working a (private file) there, so I wasn’t actually taking a look at time,” Mu stated. “I simply wished to return out right here, run with whoever was on the market and simply be aggressive as ordinary. Very glad with the 1:55.04. To PR once more this season, that’s that’s fairly nice.”
Canadian Andre De Grasse received the 100 with a wind-aided 9.74 in a discipline that included second-place Tokyo finisher Fred Kerley, and 39-year-old Justin Gatlin.
Olympic bronze medalist Noah Lyles received the 200 in 19.52, additionally a meet file and a world finest this yr.
Kenyan Norah Jeruto received the steeplechase in 8:53.65, one other meet file and a world finest this yr, whereas second-place finisher Courtney Frerichs completed in 8:57.77 to set an American file.
Kenya’s Religion Kipyegon received the 1,500 in 3:53.23.
Ryan Crouser the gold medalist within the shot put who set a world file within the occasion on the trials, received the occasion on the Pre with a meet-record mark of 23.15 meters (75 toes, 11 1/2 inches). Pedro Pechardo of Portugal received the triple bounce,
Within the ladies’s discipline occasions, American Katie Nageotte received the pole vault and Iryna Gerashchenko of the Ukraine took the excessive bounce.
The Prefontaine Basic, named after famend Oregon runner Steve Prefontaine, is the eighth cease on the Diamond League schedule and the one U.S.-based meet. This yr’s star-studded occasion will function a preview for subsequent yr’s World Championships scheduled at Hayward Area.