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Erriyon Knighton Breaks Usain Bolt's 200m U18 Record

Jun 1, 2021

Erriyon Knighton, the 17-year-old high school junior and track phenom from Tampa who turned professional and signed with adidas after his sophomore year, outdid all of his prior mind-blowing performances on Monday night at the American Track League, blowing past the competition in the 200m to capture a new World U18 best of 20.11 (+1.6). The 200-meter dash best was previously held by Usain Bolt, who ran at 20.13 in 2003. Knighton accomplished this feat just a year after posting a then-career best of 20.33 at just 16 years old.