Ghana’s Benjamin Azamati erupted to a world-leading time in the men 100m race at the Texas Relays Race that was held on Friday (25) at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in United States.
This was the Azamati’s second race in a row over 100m running under the sub 10 performances.
The 24 year-old time of 9.90 seconds is now tied at number four spot on the NCAA collegiate 100m all-time list.
The West Texas A&M University based athlete, made history by breaking a 22-year National Record held by Leo Myles Mills in March last year in Texas by clocking 9.97 seconds which qualified him for the Tokyo Summer Olympics. This time also destroyed the Ghana National Record for the second time
Christian Coleman, who ran for Tennessee, holds the NCAA record with 9.82. Divine Oduduru (Tech Texas) with 9.86 and Ngoni Makusha (Florida State) with 9.89 are sitting in 2nd and 3rd position on the NCAA 100m all-time lists.
United States Ismael Kone came home in second place in a time of 10.10 seconds with Devon Achane closing the podium three finishes in 10.14 seconds.
Elliott Cummings from the United States and Great Britain’s Toby Makoyawo crossed the line in fourth and fifth place in a time of 10.21 and 10.12 respectively.
- Benjamin Azamati (GHA) 9.90
- Ismael Kone (USA) 10.10
- Devon Achane (USA) 10.14
- Elliott Cummings (USA) 10.21
- Toby Makoyawo (GBR)10.12