De Grasse backs Thompson-Herah to break 100m world record in Zurich final

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The double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah has the talent, the track, and the conditions to finally break Florence Griffith Joyner’s 100m world record at the Diamond League final in Zurich, her fellow sprinter Andre De Grasse has predicted.

A fortnight ago Thompson-Herah ran 10.54 sec in Eugene – the second fastest time in history and just 0.05sec off Flo-Jo’s record. And De Grasse, who won 200m gold in Tokyo, believes it is possible she can make history given the warm weather and the newly resurfaced track at the Letzigrund Stadium.

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