Basel runner Alex Wilson ran an impressive two times in the US. Over 100 meters (9.84) and over 200 meters (19.89) he improved his Swiss record in Atlanta.
With a timed 100m, the 30-year-old from Basel broke the European record.
Alex Wilson is undoubtedly ready for the peak of the season at the Tokyo Olympics. As part of his training camp in the United States, he began a meeting in Atlanta on Sunday. He ran there faster than ever. Over 100 meters the clock stopped at 9.84 seconds, in the 200 meters it stopped at 19.89. This significantly improved his Swiss records, which he set at La Chaux-de-Fonds on June 30, 2019 (10.08 and 19.98).
Taking into account homogeneity by European athletics, Wilson replaced Portugal’s Francis Obekuelo and France’s Jimmy Fico as the European record holder with 9.84 seconds. Both had a 9.86 run.
Alex Wilson used perfect outdoor conditions at Atlanta with temperatures around 30 degrees and tail winds of 1.9 and 1.8 meters per second, respectively. He ran the 100m on the same track that Jamaican Yohan Blake had run 9.95 a week earlier.
Wilson returns to Switzerland on Monday and then to Tokyo during the week. There it starts from 100 and 200 m.