Christian Miller: 17-year-old speed sensation breaks American junior 100m  record

Christian Miller

Christian Miller: 17-year-old speed sensation breaks American junior 100m record

Funmilayo Fameso 06:12 - 21.04.2024

An American speed prodigy named Christian Miller has become the youngest sprinter to break the sub-10s mark in history.

Creekside High School Christian Miller blazed to the top of the world and recognition after clocking an astonishing 9.93s (1.6) to break the American junior record at the Pure Athletics Invitational in Florida.

The 17-year-old, who had a breakout season last year after setting a new 10.08s to break the world youth record, defeated Rikkoi Bratwaite in 10.03s and more established sprinter Cejhae Greene in 10.09s.

Miller's time not only broke Olympian Trayvon Bromell's former US record of 9.97s set in 2014, but it makes him the youngest person to break the sub-10s mark, and propelled him to No. 3 on the all-time world junior list behind Issam Asinga and Letsile Tebogo.

Christian Miller

"I feel great. I feel like all the work I put in finally came together to put a 9.93s, I feel great," said Miller in a post-race interview with Fitzroy Dunkley.

"After running a 10.08s last year, a lot of people were saying when you run that fast, you don't comeback and run any faster as a high school student. So being able to come here and improve on that time, I just showed that I have more in the tank," he continued.

Miller's growth in his young career has been amazing, one he cherishes as the fastest sprinter in his age group categories, and now his goal is set on making an impact at the Olympic trials.

"I'll be at the trials. Being the fastest man in the world feels like a great milestone that I've hit. Going from the fastest high schooler to fastest U18 and U20, and now the fastest in the world. It's just great, and I'm ready to come out for more," he said.