Linford Christie – Sprinter

Linford Christie - sprinter

Linford Christie – sprinter

Linford Christie’s title collection includes an Olympic, a World Championship, three European, three Commonwealth, ten European Cup and four World Cup medals. Linford was the first man to retain the World Cup 100m title and in 1997 won a record 7th European Cup title.

From 1995 to 1997 he was the inspirational captain of the men’s British Athletic team. and is the only man in Europe to have run under 10 seconds.

Linford now coaches the Great Britain sprint team, however he is suspended from competition after testing positive for a banned substance, despite being cleared of any use of banned substances by the British Athletic Association.

As Britain’s greatest ever athlete. He was the first of a new breed of athlete that defied age as a barrier to perform, winning his first major title at the age of 26.

He went on to become the World’s No 1 in the men’s 100m.He has a personal best of 9.87 secs in the 100m.

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