Track and field coach thinks Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce can run even faster this season

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce wowed us all on Saturday (June 5), when she clocked 10.63 seconds in the 100m race, becoming the fastest woman alive. But Olympic medallist Ato Boldon thinks she can go even faster.

Boldon told the Jamaica Observer he’s confident Fraser-Pryce can lower this time as her season progresses.

“She’s early in her 100m season, it wasn’t her typical aggressive start, she will go faster this year I have zero doubt of that, and 0.04 faster and she’s at 10.59 seconds,” he said.

Fraser-Pryce’s time of 10.63 seconds makes her the fourth female in history to cross the 10.70 seconds barrier in the 100m, making her the second-fastest woman ever.

So far this year, Fraser-Pryce has run the 100m only four times. This includes two rounds at the opening Wanda Diamond League meet at Gateshead, England. Boldon thinks getting more races under her belt as well as a new shoes technology pioneered by major sponsor Nike, could result in faster times.

“I think those shoes and her just getting fitter as the season goes on…it’s going to happen,” he said.

Bolton coaches national junior record holder Briana Williams.