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FAST RUNNING BY THOMPSON

ELAINE THOMPSON, GENZEBE DIBABA AND AYANLEH SOULEIMAN IN FORM AS DIAMOND LEAGUE HITS SWITZERLAND

PICTURES: JP DURAND

Genzebe Dibaba (centre): poised to strike in 3000m

DOUBLE Olympic sprints champion Elaine Thompson won the 100m in a swift 10.78 at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne last week.

The sprinters endured a faulty start where most competitors did not hear the recall gun and ended up completing the whole distance but, once they got under way for the second time, the Jamaican ran out a convincing winner, as GB’s Desiree Henry finished fourth in 11.17.

“To be able to produce 10.79 on the second attempt after the initial mix-up, it’s a great time and I’m looking forward to the remainder of the season,” said Thompson. “I’m the same person I was before the Olympic Games and the reality of being double Olympic champion has not really sunk in. I’m looking forward to going back to Jamaica to celebrate with my people and my family, but first I will run a few more races in Europe.”

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RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES 16 PICTURE SPECIAL Sixteen pages of images looking back the track and field in Rio 2016 ACTION 48 EA U17/U15 CHAMPIONSHIPS Dominic Ogbechie sets two championship bests as the country’s top youngsters are in action in Bedford 54 LAUSANNE DIAMOND LEAGUE Elaine Thompson and Genzebe Dibaba in form as the athletes return to the circuit 56 PARIS DIAMOND LEAGUE Laura Muir and Ruth Jebet set British and world records respectively NEWS 6 Laura Muir to run mile at CityGames 8 The recent world record-setting in perspective 10 Weir in positive mood for Rio 12 World Under-18 Champs to be pulled TALKING POINT 34 British athletics could learn from Team GB’s cycling success, says Steve Smythe PERFORMANCE 42 Sports science news 44 Tom McNab casts a coach’s eye over Rio 46 Kelly Holmes’ killer sessions 47 Healthy fast food for athletes RESULTS & FIXTURES 58 Results round-up, including world record for hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk 68 The stars to watch out for at the Paralympics 75 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 36 YOUR SAY 78 DIP FINISH