There’s getting a head start and then there’s this. Prepare to start seriously amping up your training if you’re kid’s got a sports day coming up:
It hardly seems fair to show up to a parent’s 100m race for your children’s school sports day with the advantage of having won multiple Olympics medals in the event.
Not only that, but even more so when you’re regarded as one of the best sprinters of all time.
Then again, we all know how competitive parents can get on their children’s sports days.
The Jamaican track and field sprinter – who competed in the Olympics in the 60, 100 and 200 metres – didn’t hold back at her son’s sports day even though there would be no real gold medal waiting for her at the finish line.
Taking to social media, account Track and Field Gazette re-shared a clip of the eight-time Olympic medallist taking part in the parent’s race – originally posted by Instagram user Amelia Gordon (@_ammago_).
“She is surely having fun!” the account captioned the video.
Viewers have flocked to the comments in stitches over Fraser-Pryce taking no prisoners and treating the event as if it were any other competition, despite being against parents and not fellow Olympians.
One wrote: “Imagine showing up to the parents race and Shelly Ann Frayer-Price is one of the parents/runners yeah ok.”
Some users – likely slightly bitter parents – suggested the other competitors should have been allowed a head start or that Fraser-Pryce should’ve been required to slow down her pace.
However, many admitted it still wouldn’t have made much difference.
One user wrote: “They should have been given a 20 meter head start. Just to make it interesting. Lol.”
A final simply resolved: “If I were ever in that race and saw Shelly, I’d just sit down.”
Fraser-Pryce even took to social media herself to respond to the re-shared footage, joking: “Every point counts.”