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Nigerian Track Star Divine Oduduru Breaks 100m Record at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships

We never experred it!

You may remember Divine Oduduru's epic post-race interview from 2013 that turned into an evergreen meme and phrase—"I never experred it."

Revisit the clip below.

Mixed Zone | Divine Oduduru | Donetsk 2013 youtu.be

Since this viral moment the track star has been putting in work running for Texas Tech University, breaking record after record. His latest earned his school a spot at the top at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships for the fourth time.


Oduduru is the first to run a 100 m race in less than 10 seconds, Konbini reports, finishing at 9.99 seconds at the finals. The second place runner finished moments later at 10.29 seconds. Oduduru's time has beaten Prezel Hardy Jr's time of 10.03 seconds—which has been the record to beat since 2012.

The 22-year-old's time also broke John Garrison's 43-year-old record of 10.04 seconds—also known as the Stadium Record.

This history-making moment has cleared the path towards Tokyo 2020—as Oduduru now qualifies to participate in the Olympics. It's likely that he will run for team USA, though it's been reported that the Athletics Federation of Nigeria has been urging the Federation and the Nigerian government to make sure he remains a Nigerian athlete for the Games.

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Interview: Focalistic’s Blend of Hip-Hop and Amapiano Is Working

South African rapper Focalistic doesn't fixate on genre. He wants you to know his music "is for South Africans, by South Africans that sound South African."

A few weeks before Focalistic's hit single "Ke Star" is announced to have gone gold (it has since gone platinum), a large group of school kids gather around the driver seat of the rapper's sporty BMW. "I realised that people really love him during the shoot of the 'Ke Star' music video," a passer-by says. "It was wild."

Just like today. The same group, which has now grown bigger, waits outside the spot where Focalistic will sit down for an interview. They each want a picture with one of the country's most promising rappers. They have to wait until he's done answering our questions. Asked if he enjoys being mobbed by fans, he says, "It's not like I like it. But it's something you get used to and you understand it. It's love, it's never to irritate."

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