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Oduduru Makes 3rd Best 100/200m Double In History

Texas Tech Univesity of USA sprinter, Divine Oduduru has shot into third spot in the overall marks of athletes completing historic feats in both 100m and 200m races on the same day across the world.

The Nigerian youngster enacted the feat last weekend at this year’s Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, USA on Saturday, when Oduduru ran 9.94secs in the 100m (0.8m/s) and then returned less than an hour later same day to run 19.76secs in the 200m (0.8 m/s).

The American National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) indoor and outdoor 200m champion also became the 10th man in history to go sub-10 for 100 meters and sub-20 for 200 meters on the same day.

The feat took Oduduru high in the overall rankings of 15 sub-10/sub-20 100/200 doubles in history, with a cumulative time of 29.70secs, which gave him the third best cummulative timing ever.

Oduduru’s 9.94/19.76 double came close to the 2014 of Justin Gatlin, who ran 9.77/19.71 to pull off the greatest single-day 100/200m double in history, which knocked into second place an earlier mark achieved by Ato Boldon in 1997.

Dramatically, Bahrain’s Nigerian-born Femi Ogunode stands 13th on the overall log, with his marks achieved on September 11, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium, while South Africa’s Akani Simbine is 13th from March 4, 2017.

The top-15 100/200m doubles in history are: 29.48 – Justin Gatlin (9.77 (.6), 19.71 (0)) – September 5, 2014 – Brussels

29.67 – Ato Boldon (9.90 (0), 19.77 (.7)) – July 13, 1997 – Stuttgart

29.70 – Divine Oduduru (9.94 (.8), 19.76 (.8)) – April 20, 2019 – Waco

29.72 – Ato Boldon (9.97 (-.1,)/9.86 (.1), 19.86 (.4)) – June 16, 1999 – Athens

29.74 – Ato Boldon (9.86 (-.4), 19.88 (.4)) – June 17, 1998 – Athens

29.77 – Ato Boldon (9.95 (.6,)/19.82 (1.6)) – July 7, 1997 – Stockholm

29.79 – Ato Boldon (9.94 (-.3,)/19.85 (-.9)) – July 3, 1996 – Lausanne

29.84 – Shawn Crawford (9.99 (.6), 19.85 (0)) – April 12, 2002 – Pretoria

29.85 – Isiah Young (9.96 (1.2), 9.92 (.7), 19.93 (1.5)) – June 9, 2018 – Montverde, FL

29.87 – Walter Dix (9.98 (0), 19.89 (0)) – May 8, 2010 – Tallahassee

29.87 – Akani Simbine (9.92 (2.0), 19.95 (1.7)) – March 4, 2017 – Pretoria

29.92 – Ato Boldon (9.95 (1.0)/19.97 (.3)) – July 5, 2000 – Lausanne

29.95 – Femi Ogunode (9.98 (-.4), 19.97 (-.4)) – September 11, 2015 – Brussels

29.95 – Christian Coleman (9.97 (.6), 19.98 (.6)) – May 13, 2017 – Columbia, SC

29.96 – Calvin Smith (9.97 (1.6), 19.99 (.6)) – August 24, 1983 – Zurich

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