The ‘retirement’ of Usain Bolt has opened up the Men’s 100m with new stars looking to take over the mantle of the Jamaican who has ruled the event since coming onto the scene in 2002 World Junior Championships.
One of the athletes looking to take advantage is Christian Coleman of the USA, who originates from Atlanta, Georgia. Coleman has been a rising star on the US collegiate scene, competing for the University of Tennesee track and field team. Earlier in 2018, Coleman broke the Men’s 60m World Record with a 6.34 seconds run at the U.S. indoor track and field championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We asked SkyBet to price Christian Coleman to break the 100m World Record in 2018 odds and they came back with a rather nice price. The World Record stands at 9.58 secs set by Usain Bolt in 2009, but with Coleman holding world bests at 40m and 60m, he seems on track to potentially run something special over 100m. His current personal best stands at 9.82 which was set in June 2017 at Eugene.
SkyBet currently have Coleman to break the World Record in 2018 at 100/1