Blink and you’ll miss her! Three-time Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leaves her competition in her dust as she takes her son’s school sports day VERY seriously
- The Olympic sprinter and world champion beats the pack by nearly 50 metres
- Fraser-Pryce saw the sports day was no less competitive an event than a final
- Jamaican track legend was World Athletics’ best female overall athlete in 2022
Three-time Olympic gold medal sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce decimated the competition in a race for parents at her son’s school sport day.
The Jamaican 100m star, whose 10.6secs personal best time makes her the third fastest woman of all time behind Florence Joyner-Griffith and Elaine Thompson-Herah, left nothing to chance as she stepped up to compete in the race, beating the the rest of the pack by nearly 50 metres.
Fraser-Pryce’s name is often mentioned in discussions about the greatest sprinters of all time, so it comes as no surprise that she is unable to shake off a competitive spirit even in less-than Olympic circumstances.
Cheered on by supporters by the side of the track, Fraser-Pryce nearly disappears out of view to cross the finish line before the camera can catch her opponents.
The ‘Pocket Rocket’ was competing in support of her son Zyon’s, who was born in 2017, three years before Fraser-Pryce won a gold medal in the 100m relay at the Tokyo Olympics.
Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce was off with the starting gun in a flash, reaching the finish line 50m in front of her competition
The world champion is a vivid presence on the track due to her ever-changing hair colour
Fraser-Pryce burst onto the international athletics scene in 2008 after winning the 100m gold at the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart.
The sprinter is a ten-time world champion across the 100m, relay and 200m disciplines, with her most recent win coming in 2022 at the tournament held in Eugene, Oregon.
Four-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Michael Johnson was impressed by Fraser-Pryce’s committed showing and poked fun at his own anxieties around the parents’ race.
He posted: ‘At my son’s school parent sports day I was long retired and some of the parents were younger than me. Increased risk of “I’m John and I just beat Michael Johnson in a race.” Nope!’
Fraser-Pryce picked up one of her gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics (pictured)
The ‘Pocket Rocket’ is the third fastest woman in history and her compatriot Elaine Thompson-Herah (L) is the second