Ferdinand Omanyala became the eight fastest man in history fo 100m race when he thrashed Akani Simbine African record at the 2nd edition of the Kip Keino Classic, a leg of the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour that was held at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on 18 September 2021.
Omanyala was beaten by a hundredth of a second by United States Trayvon Bromell who also ran the fastest time in 2021 of 9:76 that put him in history books as the sixth fastest track sprinter over the distance.
The fine end to the season comes after both Bromell and Omanyala missed out on the men’s Olympic 100m final. The American was the hot favourite for individual gold going into Tokyo 2020 with the fastest time on paper of 9.77 secs.
World 100m all-time list
- Usain Boldt (JAM) 9.58
- Tyson Gay (USA) 9.69
- Yohan Blake (JAM) 9.69
- Asafa Powell (JAM) 9.72
- Justin Gatline (USA) 9.74
- Trayvon Bromell (USA) 9.76
- Christian Coleman (USA) 9.76
- Ferdinard Omanyala (KEN) 9.77