Christopher Taylor raced to a world record 400m time on Sunday’s final day of Jamaica’s 2015 Carifta Games Trials at the National Stadium (Click for race Video).

Taylor, only 15-year-old, raced down the backstretch before opened his lead into the home straight. The Calabar athlete even had time to ease down across the line in 45.69 seconds.

"I am really happy with the win and I did not expect to run that fast," said Taylor.

“I am really comfortable and elated about my performance today. My coach just gave me the instruction to come out here and qualify for the Carifta Games," he added.

Devaughn Ellington of Petersfield was some distance behind Taylor in 45.69. Loeanard Ledgister of STETHS was third in 48.20

The time beat Kirani James’ world age group record for 15-year-old of 45.70 set some six years ago. James is the only athlete to win the 200m and 400m titles at the 2009 World Youth Championships.

James went on to win World and Olympic Games 400m titles in 2011 and 2012.


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