Christian Coleman

Christian Coleman Is the New King of the 100 Meters

The men’s 100 meters officially has a new king.

Meet after meet, American Christian Coleman has dominated track & field’s marquee event following the retirement of Usain Bolt in 2017. But with no World Championships in 2018 and a very late Worlds in 2019, he had to wait longer than usual to achieve his royal seat as 100-meter world champion.

After what he did tonight at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, there is no doubt: Coleman is the finest 100-meter runner in the world. And it’s not particularly close.

Coleman got his usual fast start, had a clear lead by halfway, and dominated the final 50 meters to win in 9.76 — a personal best that now makes him the sixth-fastest man of all time. Once he crossed the line, he took a quick left turn around the curve, soaking in the finest moment of a day he described as the best of his 23-year-old life. No other competitors were in sight, and that’s how it felt during the race itself as Coleman won by a long margin, .13 of a second.


Mary Williams

Our sports correspondent, Mary, is a former student-athlete who went on to study sports management in order to better learn how sporting authorities and games operate in the country. The result of the collision of these qualities and her writing skill set, is her unique sports column that covers all the necessary information needed for you to catch up for the day.

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