Fasasi’s 300m National Indoor Record lowered Twice, to 31.92s!
Just barely two months after National 400m Champion, Fasasi Kunle broke Innocent Egbunike’s National Indoor 300m Record with a time of 33.09s. Paul Dedewo at the USA Indoor Championships broke it twice in less than 24 hours!
Dedewo has been impressive this season and he is definitely an athlete to watch out for and a sure Nigerian representative at London 2017 World Championships if he keeps this nice form.
Paul started the 2017 season with the 400m with an Indoor Personal Best of 46.33s about a week later he bettered his time to 45.73s which ranks him 4th on the 2017 World List.
Paul Dedewo (right) at 2017 Arizona Tune-Up Meet.
Just yesterday at the USA Indoor Championships, the 26 year old American-born athlete finished 2nd behind USA’s Noah Lyles with a PB and National Record of 31.92s in the 300m.
His time ranks him 3rd on the World Indoor All-time best. Lyles won the race in a WR time of 31.87s erasing Wallace Spearmon record of 31.88s which he set in 2006.
Nigerians should be on the look out for Dedewo as he set to shock the world this season. At the 2016 All Nigeria Championships in Sapele, Delta state he ran the fastest time of 45.79s in the semifinal but got disqualified in the finals for false start.
The race was won by University of Florida sophomore Fasasi who has been impressive this season running an Indoor PB of 46.02s and 20.96s. He is ranked 11th and 38th respectively on the 2017 World List.
Dedewo smashed Fasasi’s National 300m Record TWICE! He ran a scorching 32.38s in the heats before hitting a time of 31.92s in the final. That’s just 5/100ths off the WR!
His time is also faster than Innocent Egbunike’s 300m Outdoor National Record of 32.19.
Ever since Dedewo moved over to Atlis team in mid 2016, he has been confident of having a great 2017 season bearing in mind the quality of ATLIS team and he is surely having a swell time in Phoenix, Arizona.
Under the ATLIS World team are Andre De Grasse, Ameer Webb, Aries Merrit, Greg Rutherford and Wilfred Koffi amongst other top athletes in the World.
Big congratulations Paul Dedewo! We wish you the very best in the outdoor season.