Legendary masters 100 record falls (at last) to Kim Collins (9.96)
Ratification is another matter, but there’s little doubt that 38-year-old Kim Collins ran 100 meters in 9.96 seconds Sunday in London. That breaks the listed M35 world record of 9.97 by British Olympic champ Linford Christie in 1995. By contrast, Chris Ricketts won the M35 century at North Carolina nationals in 11.84 (into a 1 mps wind). Kim’s 9.96 is an all-time PR for him, BTW. So that will raise doping suspicions. But wow. Anyone running sub-10 at masters age deserves some credit.