Assam’s Amlan Borgohain broke the national record in the men’s 100 meters when he clocked 10.25 seconds at the Inter-railway athletics championships in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh. The 24-year-old Amlan is now the country’s fastest in both the sprint events.
Earlier this year at the Federation Cup, he had clocked 20.52s to set a new national record in the men’s 200 meters.
The previous 100-meter record was held by Amiya Kumar Malick with a time of 10.26. Amlan’s performance on Monday was a big improvement on his previous best time of 10.34 seconds.
Amlan’s personal coach James Hillier puts down his improved timing to the work put in over the past three months to improve his running posture and maintain it when he gets tired.