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Grenada's Kirani James runs 45.24 to break World Youth CR

Grenada’s young quarter-mile star Kirani James clocked a superb personal best of 45.24seconds to win the boys’ 400 metres and set a new World Youth Championships record in the process.

K_jamesGrenada’s young quarter-mile star Kirani James clocked a superb personal best of 45.24seconds to win the boys’ 400 metres and set a new World Youth Championships record in the process. He, however, missed the World Youth record of 45.14sec, set by American Obea Moore in 1979.

“I am a little bit disappointed to have missed the World Youth best. I thank my coach with whom I prepared these Championships,” James said afterward.

“This is already my third medal after having won silver in Ostrava 2 years ago when I was 14 years old.”

James defeated American Joshua Mance to the gold medal with the USA sprinter crossing the finishing line in a new personal best of 46.22 seconds. The bronze medal went to Awadelkarim Elyas of Sudan who ran a season’s best time of 47.15.

Nathan Wake for Great Britain was fourth with 47.20, with Frazer Wickes getting fifth for New Zealand in 47.66 and sixth going to Jamaican Javere Bell with 47.89.

FULL RESULTS

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Photo: TrackAlerts.com

Put together by a member of the World-Track and Field Website team members. This is usually done by an in house member with able assistance from someone or an agency reporting from outside.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. trackfan

    July 10, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    This kid is unbelievable!! Every time he runs he improves, definitely one to watch for the future!!

  2. Kelly

    July 10, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Right on that….What is the name of that other big name quarter-miler that won two world indoor titles?

    • Jonathan

      June 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm

      that would b mr Alleyne Francique if im not mistaken

  3. bev

    July 10, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    kirani you are bless keep trusting in God and he will continue too lift you up.That’s the way to go

  4. devon

    July 10, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    good keep it up going towards Grenada’s first Olympics medal

  5. dutty glass

    July 11, 2009 at 10:06 am

    they can’t stop you we on the map now, let them hate it or love it

  6. Gerald Francois

    September 12, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    You have lifted every grenadian’s spirit.

    Thank you Kirani

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