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On This Day In Sports: US Sprinter Jim Hines Breaks First Official 10 Second Barrier

On this day in sports: October 14, 1968 American Sprinter Jim Hines breaks the world’s first official 10 second barrier in the 100 Meter Dash, clocking in at an electronic 9.95 seconds. This amazing record stood for 15 years and won Hines his 1st Olympic Gold Medal. Hines won another Gold Medal during the same 1968 Mexico City Olympics as a member of the 4 x 100 Meter Relay team.

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October 14, 2010 - Posted by | This Day In Sports, Track and Field

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