14-Year-Old Breaks Record in 800m for Age Group

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Brandon Miller, a 14-year-old from Canada, ran a 1:51.23 800m today, breaking a world record for his age group. He won the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston Texas. The prior record was set last September by Jakob Ingebrigsten, who posted a time of 1:52.60.

Miller’s opening 400m was 56.41, then negative splitting, going 54.82 in his last lap, even with no competition. With that said, he definitely hasn’t reached his best. Even now, though, he is still the best in his age group.

On June 28th, he ran a 1:55 800m solo. Today, cutting away 4 seconds of time in such a short amount of time since June 28th, Miller could possibly continue improving and shape up to be the greatest 800m runner of all time if he stays healthy.