Atlantan Christian Coleman finishes second, defeating Usain Bolt in London

A local runner beat Usain Bolt in the men's 100-meter world championship in London.

Atlanta native Christian Coleman finished second in the men’s 100-meter world championship in London.

He finished behind Justin Gatlin and ahead of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt in his signature event.

Coleman, 21, represented Team USA at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.

Earlier this year, he ran the 100-meters at the NCAA championships in 9.2 seconds, a collegiate track record.

Now, the West Lake High School product looks to keep on running, with the goal of grabbing more medals.

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