A number of international championships medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and American highlight sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson have been introduced to race within the girls’s 100 meters on the third version of the Kip Keino Basic subsequent month.
The assembly, which can happen on Saturday, 7 Might 2022, at Moi Worldwide Sports activities Centre in Nairobi, is a part of the 2022 World Athletics Continental Tour Gold degree occasion.
The conflict between the dash stars was confirmed on Wednesday by Meet Director Barnaba Korir throughout a press convention at Riadha Home.
He was quoted as saying: “We are expecting fireworks this year, Pryce and Richardson will light Kasarani.”
The 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic 100m additionally confirmed her availability to race at this yr’s Kip Keino Basic with a publish on her Fb web page.
“One of the most asked questions on the page has been….When are you visiting Kenya? Kenyan fans, how does May sound? See you in Nairobi,” the girl who’s popularly referred to as “Pocket Rocket” posted.
Fraser-Pryce and Sha’Carri Richardson went head-to-head twice throughout the 2021 season with the collection ending at 1-1. After ending behind the American at Gateshead in Might, the well-decorated Jamaican sprinter returned to show the tables on the Prefontaine Basic 2021 in August.
Fraser-Pryce, who’s a three-time Olympic champion and 10-time world champion, together with one indoor 60m title, is but to make her 2022 season debut, and she or he will probably be aiming to open her marketing campaign on a optimistic observe.
The 35-year-old is coming off a really productive 2021 marketing campaign the place she received silver behind compatriot Elaine Thompson-Herah in a Jamaican 100m medal sweep whereas serving to her nation set a nationwide report when successful the 4x100m relay gold medal on the Tokyo Olympic Video games.
Through the profitable 2021 time period, Fraser-Pryce additionally registered three private bests, together with two within the 100m and her 10.60 seconds present PB, which is ranked No. 3 within the historical past of the occasion.
In the meantime, regardless of lacking the Tokyo Olympics final summer time after returning a optimistic check for hashish, Richardson can be coming off her most highlighting season.
The 22-year-old was energetic each on and off the monitor, and it helped to spice up the rivalry between the American and Jamaican feminine sprinters.
Nevertheless, after initially successful the 100m title on the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials final June, Richardson’s performances on the championships have been later void because of the optimistic hashish check.
The collegiate report holder and 2019 NCAA champion is ranked No. 6 on the all-time girls’s 100m listing together with her private better of 10.72 seconds, a time which additionally sits No. 4 among the many all-time American girl sprinters.
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