February 12, 2010
James sets record


Grenada’s Kirani James set the current world’s collegiate fastest 400-meter time of 45.79 seconds at the Meyo Invitational in Indiana last Saturday.{{more}}

James, 17, in his first indoor 400m open race, blazed his way around the oval to claim the individual title with a NCAA automatic qualifying time. James was named Grenada’s 2009 Sportsman of the Year . In 2009, in his under-20 debut, James defeated the defending 400m champion to win with a time of 45.45 at the 2009 CARIFTA Games. His time of 45.45 easily set a new championship record, beating world record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt’s six-year-old mark of 46.35. James became the first youth athlete to complete a 200/400m double gold at the 2009 World Youth Championships. He also won the 400m race at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships.