Mar 9, 2014; Sopot, Poland; General view of sprinters in the starting blocks a womens 100m semifinal in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics at Ergo Arena. From right: Anna Kielbasinska (POL), Hanna-Maari Latvala (FIN), Asha Philip (GBR), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM), Tahesia Harrigan-Scott (IVB), Michelle-Lee Ahye (TTO), Yasmin Kwadwo (GER) and Franciela Krasucki (BRA). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 60 meters at 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships


Despite not being a huge fan of running indoors, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce raced her way into the history books at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships on Sunday, winning the women’s 60 meters in a time of 6.98 seconds.

Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast took silver, finishing 0.03 seconds behind Fraser-Pryce. Tianna Bartoletta, the US champion at the distance, finished in third.

Fraser-Pryce is now only the second women in history to win world titles in the 60 meters, 100 meters, and 200 meters. However, despite the amazing accomplishment, the two-time Olympic gold medalist said the 60 meters isn’t really her favorite thing: “To be honest I don’t like it. There is so much that can go wrong in a 60. Not nailing the start….You have persons that don’t nail the start can win a 100…But in the 60 you have to get going.”

You can check out complete results from the race here.

[Source: Reuters]

 

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