Special thanks to Pierre-Jean Vazel for the heads-up and information below.
I talked about obscure world records on this Blog, everything from fastest relay splits to obscure distances like 100 yards, 150+200 meter straightaway, 300 meters as well as the rarely run Swedish Relay. (100-200-300-400m)
What is the (unofficial) 250 meter World record?
Would you believe Joseph Batangdon of Cameroon 26.61 set back in 2008? (link here)
What about 250m splits?
Usain Bolt split 25.4 en route to his 30.97 300m back in 2010.
Michael Johnson split was 25.24 en route to his 30.85 WR for 300 meters.
So we’ll see what Christophe Lemaitre can run for this rarely run distance. (story here in French)
UPDATE: Christophe Lemaitre official time was 26.25.
If you love track trivia and all the obscure world records, see:
- The Outdoor 50 and 60 meter World Records
- Usain Bolt misses 100 Yard World Record
- How to Increase Indoor Track Attendance & TV Coverage
- Shortest and Fastest World Records: 50 meter and 50 Yards
- How to Race the Indoor 600 meters
- What is a Swedish Relay?
- Usain Bolt: A 300 meter Ostrava World Record? Nope, 30.97
- 300 meter World Record Video (with a twist)
- Tyson Gay 2010 Manchester 19.41 200 meter Splits
- Tyson Gay’s Manchester 150m Post Race Analysis