Paul Dedewo runs 44.62s to finish 2nd at Sun Angel Classic Arizona!
US-born Nigerian descent, Paul Dedewo ran the race of his life at the Sun Angel Classic at Tempe, Arizona last weekend finishing 2nd in the men’s 400m wit a massive Personal Best of 44.62s.
The Altis athlete hanged on with Quicy Hall who won in 44.60s. The race was an epic one as it was a World Lead time for Quincy until Botswana’s Isaac Makwala ran a 44.35s to win the men’s 400m final at the Ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia.
This performance by Dedewo whose father hails from Edo state is remarkable as he has bounced back from reoccurring hamstring injuries to reoccurring PB’s. We recall that in 2017, he ran FOUR sub 45s and hopes to run more sub 45s this season.
Here’s a tweet from his coach
He competed in a couple of Indoor meets this year, with his best being at the USATF Indoor Championships which served as trials for the IAAF World Indoors in March. He finished 4th in a stacked final with a Personal Best of 45.61s and was a member of the Silver winning 4x400m team alongside Vernom Norwood, Fred Kerley and Marzeque Washington.
We recall that though he competed at the Nigerian Olympic trials in 2016, he made a decision in 2017 to compete for his country of birth against his fatherland, Nigeria. Since them, he has don the Blue and Red colours of America twice winning a Gold and Silver at the 2017 IAAF World Relays in Bahamas and a Silver from the 2018 World Indoors