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Men’s 100 metres Record breaking-year

Record breaking-year for the men’s 100 metres.

Christophe Lemaitrei

Christophe Lemaitrei

On Tuesday evening when Yohan Blake (9.95) of Jamaica and Christophe Lemaitre (9.96) of France dipped under the 10 second mark in Montreuil-sous-Bois they became the 14th and 15th sprinters to dip under the magic barrier in 2011.  15 sprinters under 10-seconds in the 100-metres breaks the previous record of 14 from 2008.

2011 Sub-10 second performers

Tyson Gay USA 9.79
Steve Mullings Jamaica 9.80
Mike Rodgers USA 9.85
Usain Bolt Jamaica 9.91
Nesta Carter Jamaica 9.92
Asafa Powell Jamaica 9.93
Keston Bledman Trinidad & Tobago 9.93
Darvis Patton USA 9.94
Michael Frater Jamaica 9.94
Yohan Blake Jamaica 9.95
Nickel Ashmeade Jamaica 9.96
Christophe Lemaitre France 9.96
Ngonidzashe Makusha Zimbabwe 9.97
Justin Gatlin USA 9.97
Travis Padgett USA 9.99

In the history of athletics 78 athletes from 19 countries have dipped under the 10-second barrier.   The United States lead the way with 35 members followed by Jamaica with 11.  Canada is home to two athletes of this prestigious club, former world-record holder Donovan Bailey and Bruny Surin.

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