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Others: Florida Teen Breaks Michael Johnson's 400 Record

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posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 08:46 PM
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Kerron Clement has struck down a world record held for a decade by one of the greats of track and field. And he's only 19. The Florida sophomore seemed as surprised as everyone else when he ran 44.57 seconds at the NCAA Indoor track and field championships Saturday night, breaking the mark of 44.63 set by Michael Johnson in 1995.

It was the second phenomenal clocking by a U.S. teenager in the event this season, and both came at the Randal Tyson Track Center. A month ago, 18-year-old LaShawn Merritt of East Carolina ran a 44.93 — then the third-fastest time in the event's history — at the Tyson Invitational.

But two weeks ago, Merritt signed a shoe contract with Nike and turned professional without ever running in an NCAA meet. That deprived the indoor championships of a big-time showdown, but Clement did just fine on his own.

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Wow, thats quick!



Clement in the white...




posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 09:33 PM
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zoom, zoom, zoom...

wow!

congratualtions on the world record, kerron!




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posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 01:42 PM
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Thats unreal, i never thought any of Johnsons records would get broken. He was the fastest man on two legs, well he was untill now. There is another US guy who Johnson is training, he ran last year in the big tournaments and i expect him to break the outdoors record in the next year or so...



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