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Japan's Sani Brown sets national 100m record of 9.97 seconds at NCAA championships

Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Mainichi)

AUSTIN, Texas -- Japanese sprinter Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, 20, set a new Japanese record for the men's 100 meters on June 7, clocking a time of 9.97 seconds in the final of the NCAA Division 1 Championships here.

Sani Brown, representing the University of Florida, ran the fastest 100 meters by Japanese athlete with a tail wind of 0.8 meters per second on June 7 (June 8 Japanese time). The previous record was held by Yoshihide Kiryu, who ran it in 9.98 seconds with a tail wind of 1.8 meters per second in 2017.

A record is not official if wind assistance exceeds 2 meters per second.

(Japanese original by Toshiyuki Sumi, New York Bureau)

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