Oakland native Jim Hines, as soon as the world’s quickest man, dies at 76

By Matt Foster | CNN

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Jim Hines, who was the primary man to run 100m in underneath 10 seconds, handed away on Saturday on the age of 76, based on World Athletics.

Hines recorded a hand-timed 9.9 second 100m sprint on the US Championships in Sacramento in June 1968 based on USA Observe and Subject (USATF), earlier than working the primary electronically timed 100m underneath 10 seconds on the Olympic Video games in Mexico Metropolis. Hines’ world document earned him his first particular person Olympic gold medal.

That point (9.95 seconds) lasted because the world document within the occasion for 15 years, till Calvin Smith broke it in 1983 – the longest the 100m document has stood throughout the absolutely automated period, based on World Athletics, the worldwide governing physique for monitor and subject.

Hines additionally gained the 4x100m in a world document time on the identical Olympics, anchoring the US group to victory in a time of 38.24 seconds.

The sprinter grew up in Oakland, California, although he was born in Arkansas, based on USATF. He was inducted into the USATF Corridor of Fame in 1979.

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