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ATHLETICS: 100m World Record not among Fraser-Pryce's plans

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2013 | 8:31 AM

Jamaica’s two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says the late Florence Griffith Joyner’s long standing 100-metre world record of 10.49 seconds is not among her plans as yet.

Fraser-Pryce says her immediate focus is to run a new personal-best which requires her getting below 10.70.

The 26-year-old Fraser Pryce says she could think about the World Record is she is able to get below 10.60.

"There is still some way to go, you know before I can even start to think of world records, you know I'm still trying to get below 10.70," said Fraser-Pryce. "Of course you know as an athlete it's taking it a step at a time and doing my best each year. So if I can get below 10.70 and of course getting below 10.60, then maybe I can think of that. For now I'm not thinking about that, I'm thinking about doing the best I can each year."

Griffiths Joyner set the women’s 100-metre world record in 1988 at the US Olympic Trials.

Fraser-Pryce had a good 2013 season, which she described as her best.

She achieved the rare feat of completing a World Championships sprint double during the Moscow Games and closed her season by winning the Diamond League 100 and 200 metre titles.

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