"I realized a javelin was in my back, and right after that I started coughing up blood.” The javelin had pierced his left lung. “I’m thinking about movies—any movie I ever watched where a character is coughing up blood, they usually die."
He has already improved a ton from HS. In HS, he ran 21.25 and 46.60 and now he's run 20.85 and 45.44.
Columbia's Anthony Zambrano was second (44.15) and USA's Fred Kerley got the bronze (44.17).
Olympic champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo was runner-up in 48.37 while Jamaica's Shericka Jackson took bronze (49.47).
His HS coach says he didn't even break 60 seconds when he 1st ran the 400.
They ask if Boling is the second coming of Johnny “Lam” Jones who ran a 45.1 leg for 440y at the 1976 state meet.
Wimbley, who was the NCAA runner-up last year for Miami, is another pro thriving under Lance Brauman.
If they do it would be amazing as only one collegian has ever broken 44.00 in an NCAA meet and only twice has some run a 43 and finsihed third in any 400.
The interview is in Spanish, but you can see his demeanor change dramatically at the 1:07 mark when he finds out.
Shakima Wimbley was the best of the rest but Okolo nearly one by a full second.
After that happened, Pavel Maslak was elevated from bronze to a 3-time champ.
Phil Healy was the 1st Irish sprinter to get out of the 1st round since 2010.
Shakes-Drayton was a 400 hurdler, but multiple injuries and surgeries kept her out for years and ended her hurdle career. Now, she's reinvented herself as a 400m flat runner and made GB's 2017 4x400 squad for London 2017.
Back in 2013, Manangoi ran 46.5 to finish 4th at the Kenyan national championships, but frustrated at not making the World team he skipped right up to the 1500 and made the Commonwealth Games the next year in only his third race.
She says she looked up at the jumbotron and lost her balance.
Naser shocked everyone by beating out Allyson Felix and Shaunae Miller-Uibo to take 400m silver.