The winner, Bingtian Su of China, ran a big pb of 9.91 to set the Chinese record and record the fastest time ever by an Asian-born man. He's tied for the Asian record with Femi Ogunode of Qatar, who was born in Nigeria. Su had the Chinese record until Tuesday, when Zhenye Xie ran 9.97 in Montreuil, France, but he crushed that record today.
The runner-up also made some history too. Until today, Pietro Mennea held the Italian record at 10.01, which dates back to 1979 (he ran it at altitude in Mexico City). But Filippo Tortu, who just turned 20 years old last week, ran 9.99 to break the record.
Tortu is also, to our knowledge, only the second white guy ever to break 10 in the 100. The only other one we're aware of is Christophe Lemaitre of France, who did it for the first time in 2010 and got down to 9.92 in 2011. Anyone know of any others?
1 Bingtian SU CHN CHN 9.91
2 Filippo TORTU ITA ITA 9.99
3 Akani SIMBINE RSA RSA 10.01
4 Paulo André DE OLIVEIRA BRA BRA 10.06
5 Henricho BRUINTJIES RSA RSA 10.13
6 Alex QUIÑÓNEZ ECU ECU 10.19
7 Ján VOLKO SVK SVK 10.21