At Speedendurance.com, we are following closely the results of the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan.
Of course, we are rooting for fellow countryman Tyler Christopher, but we like to see the other dark horses as well. Jeremy Wariner will be beaten one day, just like Asafa Powell. That “day” may be in 2012…
Johan Wissman ran 44.94 & 44.56 in the Quarter-finals and Semi-finals respectively. Both times were National records for Sweden.
Who the heck is Johan Wissman of Sweden?
After the Indoor season of 2006, Johan announced he was moving up from the 200 meters and focusing on the 400 meters.
Here is a video of his 300 meters in Leivin, France back in 2006.
The official IAAF rulebook for 300 meters is a 2 turn stagger, that is the first 2 turns in your own lane, then “break for the pole” or cut into lane 1. With the tight turns of indoor running, the outside lanes are the preferred lanes. Often in an indoor 200 meters, which is no longer contested at the World Indoor Championships, the final results are the exact order of the lane assignments: 6-5-4-3-2-1
Johan draws lane 6 and clearly shows his power for 32 seconds.