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For the second straight season, 22-year-old Michael Norman has laid down a spectacular season opener, this time a wind-legal and world leading 9.86 100m that makes the American just the second man in history to run sub-10, sub-20 (200m) and sub-44 (400m).
Norman joins 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk as the second member of the exclusive club after the South African achieved the sprinting feat back in 2016.
Norman, who opened his 2019 campaign last April with a 43.45 400m clocking, ran his first 100m in four years on Monday. That makes his performance all the more impressive as only world champion Christian Coleman ran faster than 9.86 all of last year.
The American now has quicker 100m (9.86) and 200m (19.70) PBs than Van Niekerk (9.94 and 19.84), but the Olympic champ still has the three event combined edge with his 43.03 world record picking up the slack.