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  •   Home > News > Sports > Athletics

    There may be a challenger to Usain Bolt's crown of world's fastest man

    There may be a challenger to Usain Bolt's crown of world's fastest man


    In a few years perhaps - 18-year-old American sprinter Erriyon Knighton has just clocked a wind-legal 19.49 seconds in his first 200 metre race of the season.

    Knighton - who becomes the 4th fastest man ever at the distance - is .44 of a second quicker than Bolt was at the same age... the Jamaican great didn't crack 19.5 seconds until he was 21.

    Bolt holds the fastest 200 time of 19.19 seconds, set back in 2009.

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