Donavan Brazier was given a task by his coach, Pete Julian. Coach Julian wanted Donavan to go out slow, and fly over the last 400m. So, that is exactly what Donavan Brazier did. His first 400m was a 53 split, and his second was run in 51.18! Brazier normally leads, and this time, he took off past Bryce Hoppel, with 200m to go, using a final furlong of 24.59 to break his own AR of 1:44.41. Brazier ran 1:44.22, a new AR.
Brazier had finished his short indoor season. Without a World Indoor Championships, Coach Julian took his athletes back to the training track and refocused them on the big prize, Tokyo 2020.
We congratulate Donavan on his new AR and look forward to seeing him race later in 2020.