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HINES Jim (1946), United States / Track and field
Jim Hines was the first sprinter to achieve under 10 seconds at an American meet (9.95 sec). He held this World record for 15 years. Olympic champion in the 100 metres at the Mexico games, he won a second gold medal with the 4 x 100 m team relay beating the world record that day despite a failed handover. Like his Olympic medal-winning predecessor, Bob Hayes, Jim Hines became an American footballer at the end of his athletic career.
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