National 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala has set a new national 100m record at the ongoing Betking MoC Grand Prix at Yabatech Sports Complex in Lagos, Nigeria.
The University student ran 10.01 in one of the six semi-final races today.
Omanyala’s time, if ratified, will erase former national champion Mark Otieno’s time of 10.14 set in 2017.
This year, has been good for Omanyala who broke the national record in 10.11sec during the National Relay Series at Nyayo National stadium.
Despite the good time, he will not run for the country at the Tokyo Olympic Games due July 23 to August 8 after he was banned for violating anti-doping rules.