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Nigerian athlete, Divine Oduduru, breaks Olusoji Fasuba’s 13-yr record

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Nigerian athlete, Divine Oduduru, breaks Olusoji Fasuba's 13-yr record

Nigeria’s fast-rising athlete, Divine Oduduru, became the cynosure of all eyes at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas, ‎by running 9.95seconds, a world leading performance.

During his first sprint, Oduduru ran sub-10 in the 100 meters, breaking a record set by Olusoji Fasuba almost 13 years ago.

Some 55 minutes later, Oduduru ran a blistering personal best of 19.76 seconds, breaking Obikwelu’s 19.84 seconds mark which was set in Seville in 1999.

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Oduduru who was named athlete of the week by the Big 12 Conference for his performance at the Texas Tech Open has also succeeded in breaking five all-time records at the Texas Tech University.

The feat by Oduduru who is a student of the Texas University of Technology now makes him the athlete to beat at the forthcoming All Africa Games.

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