Shaunae Miller Uibo at Continental Cup 2018

Shaunae Miller-Uibo dipped under 11 seconds for the first time at Friday’s (24 July) Back to the Track meeting in Clermont, Florida.

Miller, who just over an hour prior, ran a personal best of 11.03, went faster and crossed the finish line in 10.98 seconds.

The time beat Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s 11secs flat, done two weeks ago in Kingston.

American rising star Tamari Davis finished second in 11.15 and Aleia Hobbs, who ran in race 2, third in 11.16.

Jamaican Natalliah Whyte ended fourth in 11.19.

Noah Lyles runs 9.93secs

In the men’s race, Noah Lyles returned with a fast 9.93 (2.3m/s wind) to beat Canadian Andre DeGrasse, 9.97. In the heats, Trayvon Bromell beat Lyles, 9.90 to 10.04.

Andre Ewers, who was third in the primary race, finished 6th overall with 10.17 while Nickel Ashmeade, who ran in race two, finished fifth overall with 10.16.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

72 thoughts on “Miller-Uibo breaks 11secs to beat Fraser-Pryce’s mark”
    1. As a fellow Jamaican I am forced to say that if this Bahamian girl focuses on the 100 & 200… she will surely dominate. Neither Shellyan nor Thompson can touch her. Real talk.

    1. As much as I would want to see Elaine back to top form, the only Jamaican I see challenging SMU in the 200m is Shericka Jackson… and history favours SMU over Jackson. The 2 have been racing each other since CARIFTA in the 200m and 400m, and Jackson has never beaten Miller-Uibo. I do hope I’m wrong about Elaine though.

    1. Garnet Thompson or you could just say you don’t think she is doping. Her PB dropped dramatically 100 is not her event. Doping is also a hot issue right now with bans left right and centre. You could say there are other things that could explain this. And then as two sports fans we could have had a nice conversation. But you immediately went for a personal and very abbrassive statement. What you put out into the world comes back to you. Why are you like this? Sending hugs if it will help.

    2. Garnet Thompson I understand I feel protective of my east african athletes as well. Shows you are a true fan and patriot. Many athletes are dropping massive PBs. Other reasons could be the new shoes as in carbon plates or they are very well rested due to covid. Anyway wish you all the best as finally season is back on. Will now cheer for bahamas in the sprints.

    3. Anne Masika actually when Miller-Ubo started her athletics career as a teen her specialty was the 100m and 200m. She is a very versatile athlete as she is also very good at high jump and long jump. She competed in a high jump competition as recently as last year.

    4. Wayne G Beckford it was 11.19 in 100m thats an impressive drop. My second differential is well rested muscles and relaxation post covid. If someone could do a study on this then we could argue that modern athletic seasons are too punishing for our athletes. Bolt for example competef very frugally. Should we rest our athletes more?

    5. Trevon Salmon doping is a possibility it is not a negative comment. It is something we need to discuss in the sports world. The number of bans has increased by 33% in the last 4 months. Athletes who are droping great times are receiving whereabouts sanctions. So its a great conversational point.

    6. Anne. You’d have a point if Miller Uibo had run 11.19 peak season last year. This personal best dates back THREE YEARS. Is it not conceivable to attribute her gains to increase in strength level, technique improvement, increased range of motion than to invoke doping?

    7. Anne Masika . 10.98 is an improvement but don’t look for her to run the 100m or continue beat sone of of the 100m ladies who were in the race and are just about 80% ready or less. SMU almost never stop training and is always ahead. I cant wait to see what she has for the 200m and the 400m and wish the Bahamas had 3 more decent 400m runners for a 4 x 400 team.

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