7/22/2018 1:52:40 AM

Qatar's Haroun dazzles in London


London, England: Qatar’s Abdallelah Haroun ran a 44.07 national record to claim the top honours in 400m at the London Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

The 21-year-old world bronze medallist managed to finally finish first following second-places in the IAAF Diamond League meetings in Doha, Rome and Rabat.

World Cup winner Paul Dedewo of the USA clocked a 44.43 personal best in second and former Olympic and world champion Kirani James of Grenada was timed third in 44.50.

There was another impressive performance from Qatar's Abderrahman Samba – the 400m hurdles world leader with 46.98 and winner in Doha, Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris and Lausanne over the barriers – who registered a 44.62 personal best.

Haroun was excited with his performance. “Before I came here, I was training so hard and my coach said he wanted me to do the best once again and not to care about anyone else. 
“In the final 150m, it's always so difficult to push but I gave it everything and to have the national record is something special,” he said.


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