Nine Sprinters Ran Sub-10 Seconds ! The Best and The Fastest Day in the History of Sprinting

>> June 05, 2011

The 2011 Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon (USA) ran yesterday saw six sprinters managed to dip under 10 seconds in the century dash. The race was won by Steve Mullings of Jamaica in 9.80s, an impressive improvement of his previous PB 9.89s set 2 weeks ago. Second place went to USA's Mike Rodgers who set a respected PB 9.85s, while Jamaica's Nesta Carter third in 9.92s.

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It's perhaps the best 100m race of all-time, or equaling the 1991 World Championship's record, where six sprinters crossed the finishing line under 10s (Carl Lewis 9.86s WR, Leroy Burrell 9.88s PB, Dennis Mitchell 9.91s PB, Linford Christie 9.92s PB, Frank Frederick 9.95s PB, and Raymond Stewart 9.96s PB).

Update: Also equaled the achievement of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where 6 sprinters clocked sub-10s (Usain Bolt 9.69s WR, Richard Thompson 9.89 PB, Walter Dix 9.91 PB, Churandy Martina 9.93 NR, Asafa Powell 9.95, and Michael Frater 9.97 PB).

Previous article (including results and videos) on 2011 Prefontaine Classic (IAAF Diamond League) here

A few hours earlier, top American sprinter Tyson Gay opens his 100m race of the 2011 season with a World-leading time 9.79s in a heat race of Sprint Series meet at the National Training Centre (NTS) in Clermont, Florida. In the race, two other sprinters Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica and Kleston Bledman of Triniad and Tobago ran the sub-10s for the first time with 9.96s and 9.99s respectively. Travis Padgett of the USA came fourth in 10 flat. Tyson Gay didn't run in the final race but Kleston Bledman blazes to 9.93s (+1.0) to edge his PB again and winning the final race.

All together, 6 sprinters ran under 10s in Eugene, Oregon + 3 sprinters in Clermont, Florida. This makes (perhaps) JUNE 04 the best and the fastest day in the history of sprinting, with 9 sprinters clocking under 10 seconds!


Tyson Gay's 9.79s World-leading 100m Video at Star Athletics Sprint Series,
Clermont, Florida, US

Men's 100m Prefontaine Classic Video, 6 Sprinters Ran Under 10 Seconds

Kleston Bledman's 9.93s Video, Two-Times Sub-10s and PBs in a Day

Men's 100m Final Video at the 1991 World Championship in Tokyo, Japan
6 Men Ran Under 10s

Olympic Games, Beijing 2008 - 6 Men Ran Under 10s.

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