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Tyquendo Tracey joins Jamaica's 100m sub-10 club

Saturday, July 21, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tyquendo Tracey today became the 20th Jamaican man to run the 100 metre under 10.00 seconds legally after he dipped under the mark twice at the Muller Anniversary Games in London.

Tracey, who had run a then personal best 10.03 seconds at the same stadium a week earlier to win the World Cup title, ran 9.96 seconds in the heats where he was fourth and then ran 9.98 seconds in the final for seventh place.

His time in the heats makes him the joint 13th fastest Jamaican man ever with Raymond Stewart and Senoj-Jay Givans on the list led by World Record holder Usain Bolt with 9.58 seconds, set at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin in 2009. Bolt owns the top three times ever run, 9.63 seconds set at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and 9.69 seconds done in 2008 while winning his first Olympic Games title in Beijing, China.

Asafa Powell has the most 100m runs clocked below 10 seconds. Powell's best 9.72 seconds makes him fourth best ever while Yohan Blake's 9.69 seconds set in Lausanne in 2012 makes him the joint second best ever over the 100m tied with American Tyson Gay.

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