• Short Summary

    Reggie Jones of the United States equalled the world record for the 100-metre sprint of 9.9 seconds at an athletics meeting at boston University on Saturday (26 July).

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    Reggie Jones of the United States equalled the world record for the 100-metre sprint of 9.9 seconds at an athletics meeting at boston University on Saturday (26 July).

    Jones, the Amateur Athletic Union (U.S.) 220-metre champion, won ahead of Charlie Wells and world 100-yards co-record-holder Houston Mc Tear, who clocked 10 seconds and 10.1 seconds respectively.

    The race began sensationally with four false starts in which Trinidad and Tobago contender, Hasely Crawford, was disqualified.

    Jones began slowly and Wells took the lead early but Jones kicked back strongly at the finish to cross first.

    Jones is the sixth man to equal the 100-metres mark, which has stood since 1968. James Hines of the U.S.A, has twice clocked 9.9 seconds. All the equal record-holders are Americans.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA92LO2DPQKQ8LJCASJCA4VU5QJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA92LO2DPQKQ8LJCASJCA4VU5QJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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