China's Su runs historic sub-10 second 100m in Eugene


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  • Sunday, 31 May 2015

May 30, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; Bingtian Su (CHN) celebrates after finishing third in the 100m in a national record 9.99 during the 41st Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - China's Su Bingtian became the first Asian-born athlete to run a sub-10 second 100 metres when he finished third in the Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday.

The 25-year-old clocked 9.99 seconds in the race won by American Tyson Gay in 9.88.

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