Donavan Brazier wins the men's 800m in a new American record 1:44.22

In his first outdoor 800m race since winning the world title, Donavan Brazier registered the fastest time in the world this year.

Brazier clocked a world lead of 1:43.84, winning by nearly six seconds. Drew Windle was the second-place finisher in 1:49.64s.

Also setting a world-leading mark but in a tighter race at Big Friendly 3 meet was Briton Josh Kerr, whose 3:34.53 put him a more than a second ahead of Canadian William Paulson (3:35.59) and Craig Engels 3:36.01.

Japan’s Suguru Osako narrowly won the 3000m in 7:54.49 from Garrett Heath (7:54.79).

Chanelle Price won the women’s 800m in 2:01.71 with Nia Atkins second in 2:02.07.

The 1500m went to Shannon Rowbury in 4:03.62, while Mel Lawrence (9:04.78) won the 3000m.

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By Alfonz Juck (eme news)

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