Christian Coleman Wins World Title In Men’s 100 Meters

Christian Coleman is officially the Fastest Man in the World.

Coleman, who won The Bowerman in 2017, captured his second career world title today at the 2019 IAAF World Championship in Doha, Qatar.

The former Tennessee Volunteer scorched the track in the final of the Men’s 100 Meters to the tune of 9.76. Not only was that a PB for Coleman, but it also made him the sixth fastest man in world history behind Usain Bolt (9.58), Tyson Gay (9.69), Yohan Blake (9.69), Asafa Powell (9.72) and Justin Gatlin (9.74).

It has been a remarkable rise for Coleman, who turned professional after his junior year on Rocky Top. Coleman left Tennessee with a PB in the 100 of 9.82, which is the current collegiate record in the event. He lowered it to 9.79 last year in Belgium and then another .03 seconds today.

We’d also be remiss not to mention that Coleman is also the current world record holder in the Men’s 60 Meters at 6.34, a mark he ran last year at the USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Past winners of The Bowerman, collegiate track & field’s highest honor, have now won six individual world titles at the IAAF World Championships since 2011: Jenny Simpson got the fun started with her 1500-meter gold in Daegu; Ashton Eaton (decathlon) and Brianna Rollins (100 Hurdles) added to the haul in Moscow in 2013; Then Derek Drouin (high jump) and Eaton (decathlon) topped the podium in Beijing in 2015.


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