Elaine Thompson Beats World Class Field While Wearing Training Shoes

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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 weight. Among Thompson’s challengers were  2015 World Champion and winner...