400m Hurdles

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  1. jacknyc

    jacknyc Master

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    Louis Van Zyl of South Africa, just broke the national record in the 400m hurdles with a blazing time of 47.66!
    http://www.athleticsafrica.com/www2/news/2011/02/26/south_african_lj_van_zyl_breaks_11_year_old_national_400m_hurdles_record_pretoria/685.html

    Just to give you some idea about the time....in 2010, it would have been 5th fastest time in the world, and 3rd fastest performer.
    I thought his best days were behind him, but glad to see they are right now.
    Let's hope this is a great year for him.
     
  2. jacknyc

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    Just checking out the 2011 European Top 10 in the 400m Hurdles.
    It's amazing how the British dominate the list - 6 out of the top 10, and all very young.
    Also, all of them are white, except Woodward (mostly white).
    Incredible too for such a small island; and equally incredible that there are no white US hurdlers who could make this list time-wise.
    Obviously, white talent in the US is pushed away from the sprints/hurdles/jumps, as is well documented here.
    But happy to see this event is so strongly represented in the UK.

    1/48.24David GreeneGBR
    2/49.06NURNathan WoodwardGBR
    3/49.06NURJack GreenGBR
    4/49.50Georg FleischhauerGER
    5/49.59Rhys WilliamsGBR
    6/49.62Stanislav MelnykovUKR
    7/49.68Aleksandr DerevyaginRUS
    8/49.76Niall FlanneryGBR
    9/49.78Jorge PaulaPOR
    10/49.78Thomas PhillipsGBREdited by: jacknyc
     
  3. mastermulti

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    yep, lots of good Brits. They have a history of really good 400 runners in the last 2 decades so these guys seem to have incorporated the hurdles into the equation.
    There are of course 60 million of them on that island LOL
     

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