Kim Collins smashes masters WR with 9.93 100m

Athletics Weekly

Ageless wonder Kim Collins ran a personal best and St. Kitts and Nevis record of 9.93 (+1.9) at a meeting in Bottrop, Germany, to become the first 40-year-old to go sub-10 seconds for 100m. The Meet was held on Sunday 29th May.

The 2003 world champion, who ran his previous PB of 9.96 in London aged 38, beat USA’s Joe Morris with a 10.15 personal best and Britain’s Adam Gemili with a 10.19 season opener.

Collins had spoken about his sub-10 aims when he beat USA’s world indoor 60m champion Trayvon Bromell at the Great CityGames Manchester recently.

Also at the meeting, Uruguay record-holder Emiliano Lasa won the long jump with 8.03m (+0.8), Katharina Bauer won the pole vault with 4.40m and Linda Stahl achieved an Olympic qualifier in the javelin with 63.10m.

Collins at age 40, has established a new national record in the process.

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