Sha’Carri Richardson will have a chance to prove herself against some of the world’s best runners on Saturday.
Richardson, the sixth-fastest woman in track and field history, will participate in the Prefontaine Classic. The event is being held in Eugene, Ore. and features a star-studded field. Included in it is Elaine Thompson-Herah — who has won the last two gold medals in the 100m and 200m dashes at the Olympics — and reigning bronze medalist Shericka Jackson. Teahna Daniels, who was the top 100m finisher among American women at the 2021 Tokyo Games, will also be in action.
Richardson was expected to contend for a medal at the Olympics but was unable to compete due to a 30-day marijuana suspension. Now, she’ll have a shot at redemption as she fights for a top-three finish in her return to the world stage.
Here is all the information you need to know in order to watch Richardson run on Saturday afternoon.
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When is Sha’Carri Richardson’s race?
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 21
- Time: 4:30-6 p.m. ET
Sha’Carri Richardson’s next race will occur on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the 2021 Prefontaine Classic. She is scheduled to compete in the 100m between 4:30 and 6 p.m. ET. Richardson will face Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah as well as bronze medalist Shericka Jackson, Marie-Josée Ta Lou, Mujinga Kambundji, Javianne Oliver, Briana Williams and Teahna Daniels in the race.
How to watch the 2021 Prefontaine Classic
- TV channel: NBC Sports
- Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
NBC will carry Richardson’s race as part of its coverage of the Prefontaine Classic. The race will also be available to stream on Peacock, NBC’s free streaming service. Additionally, consumers can stream the race using fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
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Sha’Carri Richardson’s fastest times
- 100 meter: 10.72 seconds (2021)
- 200 meter: 22.00 seconds (2020)
Richardson became the sixth-fastest woman ever when she recorded a time of 10.72 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the 2021 Miramar Invitational. She beat the second-fastest finisher — Javienne Oliver — but 0.25 seconds.
😮 @itskerrii blasted a jaw-dropping 10.72, the sixth fastest EVER! pic.twitter.com/OrfbohNRwC
— USATF (@usatf) April 10, 2021
In August of 2020, Richardson set her personal best in the 200-meter dash at the Star Athletics Sprint Showcase. She completed the race in 22 seconds and finished 0.88 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Shakima Wimbley.
Who is the fastest woman in the world?
2021 Olympics results – women’s 100m
- Gold: Elaine Thompson-Herah (10.61 seconds)
- Silver: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.74)
- Bronze: Shericka Jackson (10.76)
Thompson-Herah earned gold in the women’s 100m and 200m after taking home the titles at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Not only will the 29-year-old Jamaican reign as the fastest woman in the world, but her 10.61-second mark in the 100m is an Olympic record.
Jamaica earned a podium sweep in the women’s 100m during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. It marked the second time the country had achieved that feat in Olympic history. The first occurred in 2008, when Fraser (gold), Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart (both silver) earned the top three spots in the event.
Richardson didn’t compete in the 2021 Olympics. She was suspended for 30 days after she tested positive for marijuana following the U.S. Olympic track and field trials on June 20. That caused her to miss the 2021 Summer Games.
Richardson represented the United States’ best chance to medal at the event. At the Olympics trials, she ran the 100m in 10.86 seconds. It was 0.13 seconds faster than the second-place finisher, Javianne Oliver. Her qualifying time would have put her in fourth place among the final eight sprinters. However, her career-best mark of 10.72 seconds, would have put her in contention for a silver medal.
Instead, Teahna Daniels was the only American woman to make it to the women’s 100m final. She finished in seventh place, finishing the race in 11.02 seconds.
Elaine Thompson-Herah defends her gold and clocks the second fastest time ever after running a 10.61 in the women’s 100m dash.
Jamaica earns a clean sweep 🇯🇲
🥇 Elaine Thompson-Herah
🥈 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
🥉 Shericka Jackson
🎥 @NBCOlympics pic.twitter.com/3FYXoYiRE8
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) July 31, 2021