Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce recorded the fourth-fastest women’s 100m time in history as she stormed to victory at a Diamond League event in Monaco.
The Jamaican sprinter ran a time of 10.62 seconds to comfortably beat her compatriot Shericka Jackson in second and Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou in third.
It means that Fraser-Pryce now boasts the third and fourth-fastest 100m times, while she beat her year-best of 10.66 seconds which she ran at the Diamond League in Poland on Sunday.
World champion Fraser-Pryce, 35, is also the first woman to go below 10.7 seconds in the 100m six times in a season and took aim at her personal best of 10.6 seconds after the race.
“I did what I needed to and we had fun and let the clock do the talking,” Fraser-Pryce said.
“To be able to run 10.60 consistently means a lot. It’s remarkable. It’s hard to keep up the speed at this high level.
“I’m in my late thirties and I feel I have more to give. I look forward to doing my personal best during the rest of the season.”
Elsewhere, Britain’s Jake Wightman won the 1,000m with a world-leading time to put Commonwealth Games disappointment behind him.
The world 1,500m champion finished on the podium in Birmingham but was disappointed with a bronze medal in that event, so he was delighted to respond with a time of two minutes 13.88 seconds in the less-commonly run 1,000m in Monaco — the ninth-fastest 1,000m time in history.
Wightman, 28, finished ahead of Canada’s Marco Arop in second and the United States’ Clayton Murphy in third, and will look to continue his success in the 800m at the European Championships which run from Thursday to Aug. 21.