Crazy Chituru Ali, runs the 100 meters in 10.06: He is the fourth fastest Italian ever


By John

Applause sprint for Chituru Ali at the Dubai meeting. The blue celebrates the victory in the United Arab Emirates and also the personal best in the 100 meters in 10.06 (+1.2), improving by six hundredths his 10.12 from two years ago. A time of international value for the Fiamme Gialle sprinter, world finalist in the 60 indoors this season, who becomes the fourth Italian ever over the distance behind only the European record holder Marcell Jacobs (9.80 for the Olympic triumph in Tokyo), by Filippo Tortu (9.99) and Pietro Mennea (10.01), tied with Simone Collio.

Two weeks after the 10.01 obtained in Nairobi but with too much breeze in favor (+2.2) this time the wind is regular. With this performance he can now look forward with confidence to the next European Championships in Rome (7-12 June at the Olympic stadium) two years after the continental final reached in Munich. And he continues his run towards the Games by achieving the fourth useful result (two in the 60m and two in the 100m) out of the five needed to compete in the Road to Paris: by confirming himself at these levels also in the next outing in the 100m he can have an excellent chance of entering the the 56 qualified for Paris via ranking.