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Canberra sprinter Tom Agnew breaks record in Finland

7 July 2018 10:11 AM
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Meet the Canberra kid that has gone within a second of Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt's 100 metre sprint world record.

Tom Agnew has broken the ACT under 20's 100m record by clocking 10.48 seconds in the 4x100m race in Jämsä, Finland - not far off Bolt's mark of 9.58 seconds - and he already has tongues wagging about an Olympic Games appearance down the track.

Agnew registered the time in a warm up meeting for the Australian team as they prepare for the IAAF world under 20's championships in Finland, breaking the record of 10.51 set by Ed Nketia last year.

Agnew, along with fellow relay members Harrison Hunt, Joshua Azzopardi and Jake Doran will compete in their 4x100m heat on Friday, with the final to he held on Saturday.


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