Two Tennessee alums made history today in the 100m dash.
It finally happened.
Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world and probably the greatest sprinter to ever walk the Earth—didn’t just lose—but finished third place in the 100m dash at the World Championships in London earlier today.
He got bested by two Americans—both of whom happened to be former Tennessee track stars. Justin Gatlin, 35, and Christian Coleman, 21, finished first and second, respectively, to defeat the Jamaican legend.
Gatlin finished in 9.92, Coleman in 9.94 and Bolt in 9.95.
Here’s the race:
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While Gatlin and Coleman are both professional athletes, Coleman remains a student at the University of Tennessee, but obviously cannot compete in NCAA events. Gatlin left the university after his sophomore year in 2002.