Donavan Brazier ran 3:59:30 last weekend in his indoor season opener. Well, that’a nice indication that Mr. Brazier, the man who broke Jim Ryun’s 50 year old (to the day) NCAA record in 2016. In 2017, Donovan Brazier won the US Champs and moved on to the London 2017 World Championships, not making the final.
Remember, Donavan Brazier went pro after his freshman year, so the guy is junior year in college age. He is learning lots each year, and this young man has some serious wheels. As he gets fitter and more experienced, we will see some serious hardware in his hands. But his distinction right now, with this mile is that it seems to be the earliest we have seen a sub 4 minute mile in an indoor season.
Nice going, Donavan!
A few more things on Mr. Brazier’s opener. Besides his 3:59.30 mile being quite early in an indoor season, Donavan Brazier is now the 493rd American man under 4 minutes for the mile plus, after the mile, Mr. Brazier ran a 46 split 400 meters on a 4x400m relay! Not a bad opener.
One final note about the mile. Behind Donavan was 2012 Olympic silver medalist, Leo Manzano, in 4:02.
Race on, Donavan.