Is the world’s fastest man about to be dethroned by a 19 year old American?
Usain Bolt has not looked anywhere near his best in 2015 and with Justin Gatlin running a world leading time in 2015 of 9.74 it makes you wonder if Usain Bolt will be able to maintain his World Championship title. If you thought Gatlin was the only real challenger to Usain think again, Asafa Powel has been running really well and there is a new kid on the block USA Trayvon Bromell he recently ran 9.84s at the USATF Outdoor Championships. Usain pulled out of the Jamaica National Senior Trials recently is he injured or is he focusing on his training for the World Championships? The world has many Questions.
(CNN)-Usain Bolt’s status as the world’s fastest man is not only under assault by Justin Gatlin this year — an American teenager is also proving to be a threat.
Bolt’s indifferent season so far — the Jamaican sprinter’s best time in the 100 meters is 10.12 seconds — was put into stark perspective when 19-year-old college student Trayvon Bromell ran 9.84s at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Oregon on Thursday.
He followed that up by finishing second in Friday’s final to become the first U.S. teen to qualify for the world championships in the men’s 100m.
Thursday’s effort in the heats equaled the second-fastest 100m effort of 2015, alongside Jamaican veteran Asafa Powell, and was just 0.1s slower than Gatlin’s leading mark of 9.74.
“I’m really surprised by my time because when I slowed it down, I didn’t think I was going to run that fast,” Bromell told the USATF website. “This is crazy. I wasn’t planning on running that fast in prelims.”
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