Olympic champ Thompson runs 2nd fastest 200m of year

BY foxsports • September 1, 2016

ZURICH (AP) Olympic 200-meter champion Elaine Thompson ran the second fastest time in the world this year to edge great rival Dafne Schippers at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

Thompson led only in the final five meters to clock 21.85 seconds - .07 outside the new Jamaican star's gold medal-winning time in Rio de Janeiro.

Schippers of the Netherlands was .01 back in her season-best of 21.86 after tying up in the final strides when Thompson surged. The 2015 world champion took Olympic silver in 21.88.

Allyson Felix of the United States was third in her season-best time of 22.02. That lifted the 2012 Olympic champion to fourth on the world list this year.