Shibuya City Games
The "Shibuya City Games - Challenge to be the World's Fastest," a street race to challenge the world's fastest time of 60m using a public road as a track, was held at Shibuya Fire Street. In the second race, nine of the world's top class prosthetic leg athletes competed, and a qualifying round and a final were held. The competition was fierce from the qualifying rounds, but three athletes advanced to the finals: Jarid Wallace, the 100m world record holder (world record: 10.61 seconds) Richard Brown of the United States, and Felix Strengh of Germany. In the end, Richard Brown won his second consecutive title with a time of 7.24 seconds, just 0.9 seconds short of the world record, and the crowd gathered around him cheered loudly. In between the qualifying round and the final, three elementary school runners with prosthetic legs ran a challenge run, aiming to set their personal fastest time as the first step toward becoming the world's fastest runner. The excitement was palpable as they ran the same course with the world's top-class runners amidst cheers from the crowd along the roadside.
Organizer: Sony Corporation