Yoshihide Kiryu records windy 9.87 at the 100m at Texas Relays

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The Japanese teenager completed the 100m on Saturday 28 March 2015 in just 9.87 seconds, the first time he had run the 100m in less than 10 seconds.  

However Kiryu’s time will not count as an offical mark as wind levels exceeded the permissible 2.0 m/s.

The 19-year-old wasn’t downhearted though, taking to Twitter to express his joy, he said:

‘This was my first 100 m race in 8 months. The wind was a 3.3 m/s tailwind so the time wasn’t legal, but I still ran 9.87, my first time achieving a 9-second time.

‘The time was good, but what was even better was that running against 9-second athletes I was competitive and beat them for the win.’

The record is still significant thought as it now stands as the fastest performance ever by an Asian runner under any condition. 

In his tweet, the athlete spoke of his desire to move forward with his performance, he said: 

‘This was just the first race of the season and I want to keep going this year without injury. This was a great meet.’

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First published on: 30 March, 2015 12:00 am

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