Brazier 1:45.93 as still a junior
COLLEGE STATION (USA, Jan 16): Running without pacemakers, 18-year-old Donovan Brazier smashed the 34-year-old US indoor junior 800m record with 1:45.93. Speaking after the race, he said: “I’ve never run anything faster than 1:46indoors or outdoors. My coach (assistant coach Alleyne Francique) wanted me to go 1:47 in this meet, but he said 1:47 or better. I was happy with 1:45, obviously.” He added: “I wasn’t too nervous coming through in 51 at the 400 split since that is what we train for. I didn’t think I was going to hang on that well. My last 800 was in Oregon, six months ago, so I was very eager to step on the track again for an 800.” Reports 12thman.com.
Editor’s note: One of the most fun aspects of the indoor season are the new stars and revelations that appear. Under the watchful eye of World Champ Alleyne Francique, Donovan Brazier has shown some serious fitness. Watch this guy during the indoor season! And you realize, Donovan is still a junior!