US sprinter Jim Hines, the first man to run the 100 meters in under 10 seconds, has died at the age of 76.
He broke the record in 1968 when he recorded a hand-timed 9.9 seconds at the US Championships.
Hines then broke his own record shortly after while winning gold at the 1968 Olympics, where an electronic timer in Mexico City recorded him at 9.95 seconds.
His record held for nearly 15 years until Calvin Smith ran a time of 9.93 in 1983.
This is the longest duration that an athlete has held the men’s 100-meter record since the International Amateur Athletic Foundation began keeping track, 110 years ago.