Chris Brown adds M35 outdoor 400 WR to his indoor world mark

Chris Brown has been around.

Chris Brown of the Bahamas has blown away the listed M35 world record at 400 meters. And he might do it again Thursday in Lausanne. At the June 14 Diamond League meet in New York, Chris clocked 44.61. (His PR is 44.40 from 2008.) WMA lists the WR as 45.76 by France’s Ibrahima Wade in 2004. But Andy Hecker’s Wikipedia page says Alvin Harrison ran 45.68 in 2009. In March, we reported Chris setting an indoor M35 record of 45.58 at Poland worlds. More on Chris from Wikipedia: “Brown (born 15 October 1978), also known as “Fireman,” is … from the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. In addition to winning medals in individual contests, he has also won four World Championships medals in the relay. He also won a gold medal in the relay at the 2012 London Olympic Games. He is an alumnus of Norfolk State University. In 2005 he finished fourth in the 400 m final at the World Championships. Also took a silver medal in the 4 x 400 m relay a few days later. In 2008 at the Beijing Olympics he placed fourth in the 400 final when he was initially in 3rd place, American runner David Neville dived across the line just ahead of him. He lost the bronze by 0.04 seconds.” Diamond League results should be slam dunks for record ratification, so get on it, WMA!

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July 2, 2014

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  1. Ken Stone - July 2, 2014

    I’ve updated link to Lausanne meet:
    http://www.diamondleague-lausanne.com/Live-StartlistsResults/Overview/400m/

  2. Matt B. - July 2, 2014

    He will most likely compete through the 2016 games. Interesting to see Johnny Gray’s 47.84 at age 39 on the list. The Master’s 400 record is one of the softer ones. If Brown or someone with his talent can continue through age 40 at an international level then the 400 WR would be closer to 46 flat. Certainly it is within capabilities, just comparing it to the 200 WR of 20.64, which must be equivalent to 46 or less performance.

  3. Matt B. - July 3, 2014

    He lowered it to 44.59 today

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