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60m PB for Thompson

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham
Elaine Thompson winning the Women's 60 metres at the Queen's Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium yesterday.

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson made a smashing start to her 2017 campaign after running a personal best (PB) 7.02 seconds to win the women's 60 metres at the Queen's-Grace Jackson meet inside the National Stadium yesterday.

Thompson held off teammate and Olympian Christania Williams, who finished a close second in 7.05, as Sprintec's Audra Segree took third in 7.27.

"I didn't know that I ran that fast and I am extremely pleased. I can't wait for the Birmingham Indoor meet next month," Thompson said.

Julian Forte topped the men's event in 6.55.