The fastest British man in history: Zharnel Hughes!

The entire team at Refresh Sports are incredibly proud of our client Zharnel Hughes after he broke the 30-year British men’s 100m record! Running 9.83 seconds, Zharnel took 0.04 seconds off Linford Christie’s long-standing record in New York on Saturday.

That time is the fastest time in the world this year, and the second fastest ever by a European athlete.

“It was a surreal moment,” European 200m champion Hughes told BBC Sport.

“I’m just so happy to achieve a major milestone in my career,” he added.

“It is something I have been working towards but my main focus wasn’t to go there and break the record, it was to execute my race properly.”

“We’re still in June, and the World Championships are in August, so I’m pretty sure I can still go a lot faster,” Hughes said.

“I just need to stay focused and consistent and we’ll get there. The sky is the limit.”

He added: “When we get closer we’ll decide what we’ll do in Budapest, maybe even a double.

“But I’m looking forward to running the 100m and I think my time would be enough to get me on the podium.

“Why not shoot for the podium?”

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