On Sunday – Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson bested a world class field in the Women’s 100m at the London Diamond League while wearing sneakers.

But despite the sizeable disadvantage, Thompson clocked 10.94 to win in a strong headwind (-1.4). 

Trainer shoes are quite comfortable, but most sprinters opt to wear spikes because of their light weight.

Among Thompson’s challengers were  2015 World Champion and winner of 2016 Olympic silver – Dafne Schippers and the Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare.

Thompson reportedly cited discomfort and injury concerns as her reason for wearing the trainers.

A little over a week ago, Thompson also clocked 10.91 to win the women’s 100m at the Paris Diamond League.

Watch Thompson’s 10.94 ‘sneaker’ win below:




                     

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On Sunday - Jamaica's Elaine Thompson bested a world class field in the Women’s 100m at the London Diamond League while wearing sneakers.But despite the sizeable disadvantage, Thompson clocked 10.94 to win in a strong headwind (-1.4). Trainer shoes are quite comfortable, but most sprinters opt to wear spikes because of their light...

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