By Kieran Gill for the Daily Mail
Published: 00:17 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 00:17 BST, 22 July 2019
For Dina Asher-Smith, finishing second on Sunday to Jamaican sprint queen and 32-year-old mum Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce served as a reality check ahead of her assault on Doha.
The triple European champion and Britain's fastest woman ran 10.92sec behind Fraser-Pryce's 10.78, as the women's 100metres brought the Anniversary Games to a close at the London Stadium.
It outlined the obstacles that await Asher-Smith if the 23-year-old Londoner is to match her European successes at World Championship level in Doha in September.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (L) secured victory over Dina Asher-Smith at the Anniversary Games
Her two sub-11sec runs at Sunday's Diamond League meeting will stand her in good stead.
Having won her earlier heat with a season's best time 10.91, Asher-Smith noted how Fraser-Pryce, the winner of nine world and Olympic golds, sets the standard to aspire to.
'It's always a privilege to line up against so many fantastic women but particularly against somebody who is double Olympic champion, world champion, been there, done that, got everything and knows how to do it,' Asher-Smith said.
'For me, I always try to be as close as I can — not that close today — but it's a learning