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'Bullet' Bob Hayes shatters 100-yard dash record

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June 21, 1963 - Bob Hayes, a 20-year-old freshman from Florida A&M University with a distinctive running style-elbows out, knees high-earned the title "world's fastest human" by shattering the 100-yard-dash record in 9.10 seconds at the Amateur Athletic Union championships in St. Louis.

Bob Hayes Making it to the Finish Line

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