Lemaitre First White Man to Run 100m in Under 10 Seconds

Reuters, July 9, 2010

France’s Christophe Lemaitre became the first white man to run the 100 meters in under 10 seconds when he clocked 9.98 on Friday, the French athletics federation said.

Lemaitre, 20, set his time during the French championships in Valence, southern France.

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Jamaican Usain Bolt is the world record holder with 9.58secs.

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