Jeremy Wariner won the 400m in Stockholm, Sweden today. He set a stadium record of 43.50 after running the fastest 400 meters in the world so far this year and the 6th fastest in history.
“Very good race, this is now my personal record,” said Wariner, who won the one-lap race last year in 44.02. “I ran well in Stockholm last year, now even better. I just love to run here.”
Athletes that break the stadium record in Stockholm earn a diamond as a bonus that is valued near 10 grand.
Setting Wariner’s PR against my PR, I would lose by over 16 seconds. It is crazy how fast that is; I hope that he manages to an even faster race in the finals at the end of the month in Osaka during the world championships.