Sha’Carri Richardson Runs World-Leading Time in 100m at USA Track Championships

This first of four rounds is a personal record for Richardson, who is seeing a comeback of sorts this year.

Sha’Carri Richardson is in it for the long run when it comes to her sprinting career.

On Thursday (July 6), at the USA Track and Field Championships, Richardson set the bar high with her world-leading time of 10.71 in the women’s 100 meter. The time, run in the first heat, became Richardson’s personal best.

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It also comes after Richardson’s 10.77 sprint at the Miramar Invitational back in April, amongst one of the fastest times in history for the women’s 100 meters.

Silver medal world champion Brittany Brown came in second place at 10.96 at this championship, while All American Tamara Clark finished out the third spot with a 11.02.

Richardson, 23, entered as the top qualifier in the women’s race at the USATF Championships, hoping to secure a spot on the national team for a chance at her first world title, as this competition serves as a trial to compete in the World Championships.

The record-breaking runner is coming off an Olympic controversy from 2021, when she was suspended for one month after testing positive for marijuana during the USA Olympic trials. Richardson was restricted from advancing in the Tokyo Olympics. However, she is now anticipated to run her way to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

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