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Michael Norman blasts 9.86s world lead in Fort Worth, Texas

Former world U20 champion Michael Norman stormed to a world-leading 9.86s win in the men's 100m at a small meeting

Michael Norman

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 July 2020 7:25 AM GMT

WASHINGTON: Former world U20 champion Michael Norman stormed to a world-leading 9.86s win in the men's 100m at a small meeting held in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Norman, known more as a 400m sprinter, on Monday shattered his previous 100m personal best of 10.27s he set in 2016 when he was still in high school. It was also Norman's first 100m race since.

"After four long years I finally got to run the 100m," Norman said in a tweet.

With this performance, the 22-year-old becomes just the second man in history to run sub-10 for 100m, sub-20 for 200m and sub-44 for 400m, joining Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk in that exclusive club, said World Athletics on its website.

Last year, the American sped 19.70s to win at the Rome Diamond League meeting on June 6. Less than two months earlier, he clocked 43.45 at a race in Torrance, California. Norman had arrived in Doha as a favourite for the 400m title at last year's World Championships, but an injury knocked him out in semi-finals. IANS

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