Under  20  400  metres  hurdles World  record  set  by Jamaica’s Roshawn Clarke  ratified 

The  Under  20  400  metre  hurdles World  record  set  by   Jamaica’s Roshawn Clarke  at  the  World  Athletics  Championships  in  Budapest  has  been  ratified  by  World  Athletics.

Clarke  recorded  a  time  of  47.34 seconds on  his  way  to  a  second  place  finish  in  the   semi-final of  the  men’s  400  metres  hurdles.

This  ahead  of  his   4th  place  finish in the  final  to  just   miss  out  on  a  medal  in the  event  with  his  time  of  48.07 seconds.

Clarke enjoyed a phenomenal breakthrough season this  year  starting  the  year  with  a  personal  best  of  49.35  seconds  which  he  set  En-route  to  the  bronze medal  at  the  2022  World  Under  20  Championships  and   culminating with  his  place  in the  final  in  Budapest .

Clarke  broke his PB in mid-May, then made two further revisions at the  Jamaica national  championships in July, clocking 48.91 in the heats and 47.85 in the final on  July 7, equaling the world u20 record set by USA’s Sean barrel on June 11, 2021.

Meanwhile  faith Kipyegon’s world mile record  has  also  been  ratified

Kipyegon set three world records on the track this year, the first two coming within a week of each other as she clocked 3:49.11 for 1500m in Florence, then 14 minutes:05.20 for 5000metres in Paris.

Several weeks later, she lined up for the mile at the Wanda Diamond League Meeting in Monaco ………. where  she  clocked  4 minutes:07.64, more than four seconds faster than the standard her long-term rival Sifan Hassan set on the same track in  2019.


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