Jim Hines

Olympic athlete

1946 –

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Who is Jim Hines?

James "Jim" Ray Hines is a former American track and field athlete, who held the 100 m world record for 15 years. He was the first sprinter to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters, running an electronically timed 9.95 to win the 1968 Olympics at altitude in Mexico City.

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Born
Sep 10, 1946
Dumas
Also known as
  • James Ray Hines
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Texas Southern University
Lived in
  • Arkansas

Submitted
on July 23, 2013