Elaine Thompson-Herah runs blistering 10.87 seconds to win 100m in Doha

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah blasted to another stunning 100m victory at the Wanda Doha Diamond League meet today, September 25.

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah

Thompson-Herah, who claimed the sprint double at the Rio Olympics four years ago, won the event in 10.87 seconds, completing back-to-back wins over the event in the series following last week’s win in Rome, Italy.

Running from lane four, the sprinter powered across the finish line, relegating the Ivory Coast’s consistent Marie-Joseé into second with 11.21 seconds, while American Kayla White took third (11.25 seconds).

Thompson-Herah was two-hundredths of a second off her season’s best in the event this year after she stopped the clock in a world-leading 10.85 seconds last week.

Thompson-Herah’s club member, Bahamian Anthonique Strachan, was fifth with a season’s best-equalling performance of 11.42 seconds.

Meanwhile, another Jamaican, Julian Forte, displayed fine form to take second in the men’s 200m event. Forte ran a season’s best of 20.39 seconds to finish behind Arthur Cisse of the Ivory Coast who ran a national record of 20.23 seconds to take the event.