Ranking The World’s Sub-10/Sub-20 One-Day 100/200 Doubles

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By LetsRun.com
April 22, 2019

Over the weekend, Texas Tech’s Divine Oduduru, the NCAA indoor and outdoor 200 champ from Nigeria and Texas Tech, became, according to Jon Mulkeen, the 10th man in history to go sub-10 for 100 meters and sub-20 for 200 meters on the same day. Oduduru ran 9.94 (0.8m/s) at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco on Saturday before coming back less than an hour later to run 19.76 (0.8 m/s).

That great run motivated us to rank the 15 sub-10/sub-20 100/200 doubles from the same day in terms of cumulative time.

The research reveals that Oduduru’s cumulative time of 29.70 is the 3rd best 100/200 double in history.

  1. 29.48 – Justin Gatlin (9.77 (.6), 19.71 (0)) – September 5, 2014 – Brussels
  2. 29.67 – Ato Boldon (9.90 (0), 19.77 (.7)) – July 13, 1997 – Stuttgart
  3. 29.70 – Divine Oduduru (9.94 (.8), 19.76 (.8)) – April 20, 2019 – Waco
  4. 29.72 – Ato Boldon (9.97 (-.1,)/9.86 (.1), 19.86 (.4)) – June 16, 1999 – Athens
  5. 29.74 – Ato Boldon (9.86 (-.4), 19.88 (.4)) – June 17, 1998 – Athens
  6. 29.77 – Ato Boldon (9.95 (.6,)/19.82 (1.6)) – July 7, 1997 – Stockholm
  7. 29.79 – Ato Boldon (9.94 (-.3,)/19.85 (-.9)) – July 3, 1996 – Lausanne
  8. 29.84 – Shawn Crawford (9.99 (.6), 19.85 (0)) – April 12, 2002 – Pretoria
  9. 29.85 – Isiah Young (9.96 (1.2), 9.92 (.7), 19.93 (1.5)) – June 9, 2018 – Montverde, FL
  10. 29.87 – Walter Dix (9.98 (0), 19.89 (0)) – May 8, 2010 – Tallahassee
  11. 29.87 – Akani Simbine (9.92 (2.0), 19.95 (1.7)) – March 4, 2017 – Pretoria
  12. 29.92 – Ato Boldon (9.95 (1.0)/19.97 (.3)) – July 5, 2000 – Lausanne
  13. 29.95 – Femi Ogunode (9.98 (-.4), 19.97 (-.4)) – September 11, 2015 – Brussels
  14. 29.95 – Christian Coleman (9.97 (.6), 19.98 (.6)) – May 13, 2017 – Columbia, SC
  15. 29.96 – Calvin Smith (9.97 (1.6), 19.99 (.6)) – August 24, 1983 – Zurich

Ato Boldon via @AtoBoldon

A special shout out needs to go to our favorite sprint analyst in track and field, Ato Boldon. He is the only man to have done the sub-10/sub-20 100/200 double more than once and he’s done it six times. Additionally, he’s one of just two men that have ever gone sub-10 twice on the same day as well as sub-20. He did that back on June 16, 1999, in Athens. Isiah Young also did that last year but Young did it in Monteverde, Florida, with the help of a nice wind (1.5 m/s) in the 200.

MB: Texas Tech’s Divine Oduduru 9.94/19.76 double today

More: LRC Archive from 2014: Justin Gatlin Runs 9.77/19.71 to Pull Off Greatest Single-Day 100/200 Double in History


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