Divine Oduduru breaks 13-year record
Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru has officially become the fastest man in the world and the first Nigerian to achieve the feat in almost 13 years.
The 22 year old Oduduru broke the barrier after running an impressive 100m/200 metre double in 9.94 seconds at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Texas.
He was a twice-champion at the African Youth Athletics Championships, a five-time African Junior Champion in the sprints and the 200m silver medallist at the 2014 World Junior Championships. He represented his country as a senior athlete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2014 African Championships in Athletics, before winning a 200 m silver medal at the 2015 African Games.
Oduduru is a two-time Nigerian national champion and is a four-time NCAA champion in American collegiate competition, running for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. He is sponsored by Puma.