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Benjamin Azamati sets new national 100m record


Ghana Sprinter and Olympian Benjamin Azamati set a new national record in 100m with a 9.90s run at the 2022 Texas Relays.

Azamati, who held the previous record of 9.97s, recorded a time of 9.90s, which is 0.07s faster in his first outdoor event of the 2022 season.

Azamati, who entered this week with the top five times over the 100m in NCAA Division II history, now own the fastest six times in the division and remains the only NCAA DII sprinter to break 10-seconds in history.

The time is also the fastest in the world this year, improving on the 10.00 secs performance by Kenya’s Ferdinand Omurwa on 5 March.

The stunning run sets him up for a place on Ghana’s team to this year’s World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA,

Only former Tennessee standout Christian Coleman at 9.82, ex-Tech Texas star man Divine Oduduru with 9.86, and former Florida State sprinter Ngoni Makusha, 9.89 have gone faster than Azamati, who leaped over some big names, such as Davidson Ezinwa, Ato Boldon, Cravon Gillespie, Chris Belcher, Cameron Burrell, Richard Thompson and Walter Dix, to elevate his status.

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