Gatlin breaks Bolt’s world record – sort of

Justin Gatling broke Usain Bolt’s 100m world record on live television recently, albeit thanks to a little help from mother nature.

The American sprinter was appearing on Japanese television, and the makers of the Kasupe! show decided to give him a bit of an assist in the form of a super strong gusts at his back.

With the help of a tailwind of 20 miles per hour, Gatlin ran the 100m in just 9.45s – comfortably beating Bolt’s record mark of 9.58.

How Gatlin probably wishes this time could count:

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