Usain Bolt’s 100m world file is the longest-standing in historical past

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has now held the world file for the 100m dash for the longest interval within the occasion’s historical past–14 years, eight months and 22 days. The Jamaican’s world file of 9.58 seconds (set on the 2009 World Athletics Championships ultimate in Berlin on August 16, 2009) has surpassed the earlier longest-held file in the identical occasion, held by American Jim Hines.

Clocking the primary sub-10 second 100m in historical past on June 20, 1968, Hines was a soccer participant and monitor star who misplaced after which regained the world file on Oct. 14, 1968. Hines handed away final summer season.

Usain Bolt Grand Prix
adidas Grand Prix Diamond League Observe & Subject: Males’s 200m, Usain Bolt, Jamaica. Picture: Kevin Morris

Now retired from skilled monitor and discipline, Bolt acknowledged in an interview in December that he was “not nervous” about his data within the 100m and 200m sprints falling any time quickly. His world file marks of 9.58 seconds within the 100m and 19.19 seconds within the 200m have been each set on the 2009 World Championships.

The 37-year-old mentioned he enjoys nonetheless being known as the quickest man ever. “It’s an amazing title to have,” he shared in the identical World Athletics interview. “It’s one thing that I get pleasure from listening to and I get pleasure from understanding.”

Bolt first set the 100m file in Might 2008, then broke it twice extra, in August 2008 and precisely a yr later in Berlin, when he ran 9.58.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *