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Canada’s Tyler Christopher won the 400 meters in a world leading time of 45.67 at the IAAF Indoor Championships in Valencia. This lowers his PB and National Record of 45.80 set earlier this year in Birmingham, UK.
Johan Wissman of Sweden finished second in a Personal Best of 46.04
Chris Brown of Bahamas came third in 46.26.
Wissman, who drew Lane 4, had a perfect view of Christopher in Lane 5 and Brown in Lane 6. But it was Wissman and Brown battling it for the lead at the 150 meter break. I predicted Wissman, a 200 meter sprinter moving up to the 400 meters, would go out hard for the lead at the break, and simply “hang on”.
But Christopher had another gear in reserve for his come from behind victory.
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.
UPDATE: Full report from the IAAF can be found here.