The tall Bahamian, Steven Gardiner, is two for two this season. His 43.87 for the win in Doha was exciting and made a real statement. Gardiner collapsed after his race, as he had done in 2017. In Shanghai, Steven ran a sub 44 second time for the second week in a row, taking a second win over Isaac Makwaala.
How fast can Gardiner run? He looks like he has some faster times in those long legs as of yet, so it will be fun to see what kind of a season Gardiner will put together.
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Steven Gardiner is the real thing. He comes off the 300 meters in charge, and his long strides just take him away from the competition. Gardiner has real leg speed, and his health and endurance will make him one of the exciting stories of 2018. Running under 44 seconds for the 400 meters is the difference between good 400 meter runners and great 400 meter runners. Steven Gardiner, aka Speedy Steve, is showing us what he is made of. Looking forward to seeing Mr. Gardiner later in the season.