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Mekhi Gammons (13) runs 47.86 at the 2019 AAU National Club Championships to break the world age group 400m record

Getting under 48 seconds in the 400 meters is not an extraordinary time for a professional runner but it is for a 13-year-old boy. Mekhi Gammons, an American kid born on July 26, 2005, won his AAU Club Championships race last weekend with an incredible record of 47.86.

To understand the stratospheric record of this teenager, the world record set in 2016 by South African Wayde van Niekerk is 43.03 and the best this season, run by American Michael Norman, is 43.45, so Gammons is just a little more than four seconds slower.

Gammons, runs for the team Miami Gardens Xpress Track and Field Club. 

Mekhi Gammons was very close to the U-18 world record, which since this season belongs to the American Justin Robinson with 44.84.

(07/17/2019) ‚ö°AMP

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