22 year-old Donavan Brazier, already the American record holder for the 800m indoors, is an up-and-coming track and field star—someone, as a fan of the sport and particularly the distance, I’ve kept an eye on this last year.
Yesterday, he competed against rival Nijel Amos in Zurich for the Diamond League. With half the race done, Amos led with a record pace. Donavan sat in second to last place, a seemingly insurmountable length behind. But with 200m to go, and Amos faultering, he turned on the turbo boost. Read More