February 14, 2014
NEW YORK — 22-year-old American Brycen Spratling, a University of Pittsburgh grad, set a new world and American record in the men’s 500 meters at the 2015 NYRR Millrose Games by running 1:00.06, beating Ken Lowery‘s American and world mark of 1:00.17 which had stood since 1997.
We caught up with Spratling after the race. He’s currently sponsor-less after finishing up his career at Pittsburgh last spring. While running at Pittsburgh, he was the NCAA indoor 400 meter runner-up as as sophomore in 2012 (45.82). Last spring, he achieved his best NCAA outdoor finish, by finishing 4th in 45.49 before going on to finish a career-high 7th at USAs. His pbs are 20.64 and 45.09, both set last year. Earlier this year, he ran a world leading 46.26 400 at Penn State.
Our post-race chat with Spratling appears below. Race video here.
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