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Jim Hines has passed away at the age of 76. He was the first sprinter to run the 100m under 10 seconds at the 1968 United States Track and Field Championships. Let’s find out the cause of his death.
Jim Hines Cause Death & Biography
The world of sport and in particular that of athletics, mourns for the disappearance of Jim HinesThe first sprinter to ever run 100 meters, under 10 seconds.
The American sportsman is died at the age of 76, Saturday 3 June and the news was made official by the World Athletics, the athletics federation which is responsible for controlling the national federations and organizing international competitions. However the cause of death was not disclosed.
The athlete was born in Arkansas, in the southern United States, but lived in Oakland, California, where he understood, from an early age, that he was a child prodigy for sports. Beyond in athletics, his passion was baseball, discipline he practiced after his retirement from racing, playing in the NFL for two years for the Miami Dolphins hey Kansas City Chiefs.
The world record Jim Hines got it in 1968, at the US National Championshipswhen, recording 9.9 secondsYes is positioned for the Mexico City Olympic Games of the same year. On that occasion he took himself home the first place with 9″9 seconds manual, recorded electronically as 9.95 seconds. This result made Jim has become Also the first track and field athlete to go under 10 seconds with electronic timing.
Also in the capital of Mexico, he competed and won the gold medal in the US 4x100m relay with the world record of 38″24.
This result it was the best for 15 yearsthe most secular until 1983.
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