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June 23, 2014 6:49 PM

Hometown Report: Olympic champion Jim Hines has special memories of ‘Night of Speed’ in Sacramento

Once the fastest man alive, Jim Hines is now 67, looking fit and always eager to discuss track and field. He holds a special place in sprinting lore, be it for his record exploits in Sacramento on the hard-clay track at Hughes Stadium in 1968 on the famed “Night of Speed,” when he was the first to crack the 10-second barrier in the 100-meter dash; or his sizzling effort later that summer at the Olympic Games in Mexico City, where Hines won the 100 in 9.95 seconds, a world record he held for 15 years.

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