Three-time Olympic gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce blows away other parents in son's sports day
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You would expect Olympians to take it easy outside of training and competitions. However, three-time Olympic gold medal sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did anything but when she attended her son's school sports day.
The Jamaican 100m ace annihilated fellow parents in a parent's race, winning by nearly 50 metres, demonstrating why the 36-year-old is the third-fastest woman of all time. With a personal best of 10.6 seconds, only Florence Joyner-Griffith and Elaine Thompson-Herah have clocked faster times.
Known as the 'Pocket Rocket,' Fraser-Pryce was supporting her son Zyon, born in 2017, three years before the Jamaican's gold medal success in the 100m relay at the Tokyo Olympics.
A ten-time world champion across the 100m, relay and 200m disciplines, the 36-year-old's most recent victory came last year in Eugene, Oregon, having started her career 15 years ago when bursting onto the scene with a gold in the 100m at the 2008 Frankfurt World Athletics Final.
The abnormality of the Olympian's participation was further emphasised when four-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Michael Johnson took to social media to say: 'At my son’s school parent sports day I was long retired and some of the parents were younger than me. Increased risk of “I’m John and I just beat Michael Johnson in a race.” Nope!'
Fraser-Pryce will begin her season later this month when she races at the Botswana Golden Grand Prix in Gaborone on 29 April, telling fans: “I will be returning to Africa at the Botswana Continental Tour Gold track meet. I am excited to be opening my season so you guys get to see me run fast and have fun."
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