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Elaine Thompson-Herah smashes 37-year-old record to win 100M at Zurich Diamond League meet

Elaine Thompson-Herah continued her stunning form on the track to win the women’s 100m final at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich.

The Jamaican sprint sensation clocked a time of 10.65 – breaking the long-standing women’s record in Switzerland set by USA’s Evelyn Ashford (10.76) back in 1984.

Dubbed the fastest woman alive, Thompson-Herah left Britain’s Asher-Smith a distant second, although the British star did run a season’s best 10.87.

Switzerland’s Ajla Del Ponte finished third on 10.93, just edging out another Brit Daryll Neita.

For Thompson-Herah, it was the fourth time this season she ran the 100m in under 10.70.

The five-time Olympic champion adds the title to her golds in both the 100m and 200m in Tokyo earlier this summer.

There was glory for a British athlete in the women’s 800m, however, as Keely Hodgkinson stormed to a stunning win.

Hodgkinson produced a quite brilliant finish to power ahead of the USA’s Kate Grace and Jamaica’s Natoya Goule.

Credit: Eurosport

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