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Athletics: Fraser-Pryce targets World Indoors

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World and Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, targeting her first athletics World Indoor Championships, opened her 2014 season with an unusual outdoor 60m on Saturday.

Fraser-Pryce won the special event at a meeting in Kingston in a time of 7.11 seconds.

"I am happy to know I was able to create history by running the first (outdoor) official 60m," said Fraser-Pryce, whose outstanding 2013 season included an outdoor World Championships sprint double.

She is planning to run her first World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, March 7-9, where the 60m will be the elite sprint event.

"I am excited and looking forward to the remainder of the season, especially going to my first world indoors," she said.

Fraser-Pryce finished ahead of training partner Carrie Russell, who took second in 7.28sec.

Nesta Carter, who is the World Championships 100m bronze medal winner and World Indoor 60m silver medalist, won the men's 60m in 6.52 seconds.

Winston Barnes was second in 6.61sec.

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