News : Cherry’s anniversary: 12 tests in a row sub 44 ‘and Record in Brussels
12 races in a row going down from 45 seconds on the flat 400 is something truly impressive. Even more after the tremendous disappointment he experienced at the Olympic Games, where he was fourth, a chocolate medal, in a very high level final that Steven Gardiner (43.85) took ahead of Zambrano (44.08) and Kirani James (44.19), precisely the great defeated this afternoon in Brussels.
Michael Cherry has triumphed at the Van Damme Memorial with, as we said, his eleventh consecutive race coming down from the always very complicated 45-second barrier.
The American has won with a record of 44.03, personal brand and Meeting Record. Spectacular the North American, who will fight for the diamond in Zurich and who has overcome with much clarity, more than expected, his great rival, the Granada-born Kirani James (44.51). The Botswana athlete Makwala was third with 44.83.