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WATCH: Georgia track star Christopher Morales Williams sets new indoor record in 400 meters

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edited February 26 in Article commenting
imageWATCH: Georgia track star Christopher Morales Williams sets new indoor record in 400 meters

Georgia sophomore Christopher Morales Williams set a new indoor world record in the 400 meters at the 2024 SEC Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday.

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    1SICemDAWGS11SICemDAWGS1 Posts: 1,786 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Congratulations to the young Mr. Williams. A world record is quite an accomplishment..GoDAWGS!

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    wpony714wpony714 Posts: 401 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited February 27

    Unfortunately, it's not going to be ratified.

    "....will not be ratified as a world record due to an issue with the starting blocks, US officials said on Tuesday.

    The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) made the announcement in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

    Initially, Morales Williams' time was believed to have broken the previous world mark, but the world record will remain the 44.52 set by American sprinter Michael Norman in March 2018.

    Reports in the US on Tuesday said the starting blocks used in the race did not comply with World Athletics regulations governing the ratification of world records.

    According to the rulebook, blocks must be linked to a World Athletics "start information system" which monitors reaction times."

    Shame on SEC meet officials and USTF. ALL collegiate competitions should be using the required equipment that complies with World Athletics.

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