INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Willie
Gault set a world record of 10.72 seconds in the master's 100
meters, a division for athletes aged 45 to 49.
The previous mark was held by Neville Hodge, who ran 10.96 on
April 27, 2001. Gault was faster May 15, finishing in 10.79 seconds
but there was no wind reading during that race. On Saturday, he was
even quicker at the U.S. track and field championship.
"I feel pretty satisfied with the time I ran," he said. "I
ran a 10.49 last year, and I expected the same thing or something
similar and I think I can do that in the right situation."
The 45-year-old Gault was a track and football star at the
University of Tennessee and played on the Chicago Bears 1985 Super
Bowl championship team.