Divine Oduduru becomes 2nd fastest African athlete after breaking multiple records

Divine Oduduru becomes 2nd fastest African athlete after breaking multiple records

Divine Oduduru, Nigerian athlete has continued to make waves in the United States after winning his first NCAA 100m title.

The 22-year-old became the second fastest African runner after clocking a time of 9.86 seconds to achieve his feat according to the IAAF website.

His feat was an improvement from the 9.99 seconds, which he recorded at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships.

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Oduduru also shattered former 200 metres race record after finishing in 19.73 seconds – 0.14 seconds faster than the former record.

The 22-year-old was just one second away from equaling Olusoji Fasuba’s African record of 9.85 seconds set in Doha 13 years back

Fasuba's record remain unbeaten so far as the fastest African athlete of all time, while Oduduru is just a 100th of a second behind him.

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The time is third joint fastest in the world as he equals Noah Lyles and Christian Coleman’s runs last month in Shanghai at the IAAF Diamond League meeting.

Oduduru won the 200m in 19.73 to trail Michael Norman and Lyles this year, and also broke the championships record of 19.87. (Walter Dix got to keep his 19.69 collegiate record from 2007.)

Legit.ng earlier reported that Divine Oduduru, Nigerian sprinter set a new world fastest time in the 100m race at the Michael Johnson Invitational track and field event.

The 22-year-old ran a time of 9.94 seconds in his first attempt and later rounded off with a time of 9.94s to win the event.

According to Premium Times, the feat achieved by the Nigerian is the fastest time in the 100m in the world so far this year. It is also the athlete's 'personal best and also a new School Record.

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