Christian coleman eyes usain bolt’s 100m record, believes several athletes can break it.

American sprinter Christian Coleman expressed confidence that Usain Bolt’s longstanding 100-meter record of 9.58 seconds is within reach, noting that there are several athletes capable of achieving the feat.

Speaking ahead of the Shanghai Diamond League meet, Coleman acknowledged the extraordinary nature of Bolt’s record but emphasized that current competitors are not far off. He suggested that with perfect conditions and the right circumstances, the record could be broken by athletes focusing on executing flawless races.

While Coleman admitted the record is in his “wheelhouse,” he remained focused on continuous improvement rather than fixating on the milestone. He highlighted the importance of concentrating on each practice, repetition, and meet to enhance performance gradually.

Bolt set the 100m record in Berlin in 2009, with Tyson Gay holding the second-fastest time of 9.69 set in Shanghai the same year. Recent performances, including Christian Miller’s 9.93-second run, the fastest time this year by a 17-year-old in Florida, indicate the potential for record-breaking achievements.

Coleman, a five-time world champion with a personal best of 9.76 seconds, is poised to compete against U.S. rival Fred Kerley, the silver medalist in the 100m at the Tokyo Olympics, at the Shanghai Diamond League meet. Kerley, who clocked his quickest 100m of 9.76 in 2022, expressed confidence in his current fitness level and emphasized ongoing improvements in race execution with his coaches.

Coleman recently clinched gold in the 60m at the world indoor championships in Glasgow, showcasing his form and readiness for upcoming competitions. As athletes like Coleman and Kerley continue to hone their skills and push boundaries, the possibility of rewriting record books, including Bolt’s legendary mark, remains an exciting prospect in the world of sprinting.