Grenada’s Kirani James Establishes New Track Record

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By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: Former World and Olympic champion, Grenadian Kirani James, continued his comeback with a record-setting victory as he won the 400-meters on Saturday at the Alain Pompey Invitational.

The Grenadian came home in a new track record time of 44.99 seconds, comfortably dismissing a field lacking any true star quality at the Leonora Track and Field Centre in Guyana.

Nigerian Chidi Okezie ran second in 45.97 while Guyanese Winston George, a two-time Olympian, crossed the line third in 46.13.

Running out of late four, James was away quickly, making up the stagger down the backstretch to be the favorite with 200 meters left to run. Coming off the final turn, James was the clear leader and had no challengers over the last 100 meters.

After revealing last month that he was suffering with Graves Disease, an auto-immune disease that affects the thyroid and kept him out of action for over a year, James said he was using the comeback to regain his touch.

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