Athletics | Canadian Christopher Morales-Williams breaks world indoor 400m record

(Los Angeles) Canadian Christopher Morales-Williams, 19, broke the indoor 400m world record at the SEC American University Championships on Saturday in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Morales-Williams won in 44 sec 49, allowing him to beat the world record of American Michael Norman, who ran in 44 sec 52 in 2018 also during a university championship.

The previous record of the American Keron Clement (4457) was established in 2005 in this same room.

Since this season, World Athletics has been talking about the “short track” world record (short track, a lap of 200 m compared to 400 m for classic tracks), to evoke the records for races of 200 m and more established indoors.

Christopher Morales-Williams, sophomore (second year) from the University of Georgia (southeast), started the indoor season with a best indoor time of 47 sec 42. The young man, Canadian champion in the 400 m last summer, did not participate in the World Athletics Championships in Budapest in August.

He has a personal best of 45 sec 48 on the outdoor lap.

The Division I indoor track and field grand final of the NCAA College Championships is scheduled for March 8-9 in Boston.

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