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American sprinter – Michael Norman Jr. stormed to a world-leading 100m PB of 9.86 (+1.6m/sec) in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday to become just the second athlete in history to run sub-10 seconds for 100m, sub-20 for 200m and sub-44 for 400m.

Only South Africa’s 400 metres Olympic medallist Wayde van Niekerk [first to achieve] was able to achieve such a magnificent feat when he clocked 9.98 seconds in Bloemfontein in 2016.

“After four long years I finally got to run the 100m,” 22-year-old Norman wrote on Twitter.

Norman first gained international attention as a high school senior after he defeated reigning USA champion Justin Gatlin in a semi-final heat of the 200 meters at the 2016 Olympic Trials.

He secured two gold medals at the World Junior Championships in the summer of 2016, highlighted by a championship record of 20.17 in the 200 meters.

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