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Jesus may have walked on water, but Mexico’s Jesus López floated an impressive personal best on the track with 1:43.44 performance in Atlanta during an American Track League (ATL) meet on Friday.
It wasn’t close, as Americans Kameron Jones and Shane Streich went 2-3 in the time of 1:45.64 and 1:46.59, respectively.
The 23-year-old entered the race with a personal best time and a national record of 1:44.40.
The Hermiillio native competed in the 2017 London World Athletics Championships finishing out of the finals at age 19. He will be one to watch during the Tokyo Olympic Games. The 800m is turning out to be one of the more competitive fields once again.
Also at the meet was Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, who many thought was retired. The 31-year-old sprinted a 9.95 100m performance for the win. He is a two-time Olympic and World Championships gold medallist with a personal best of 9.69. The performance in the ATL raised a few eyebrows.
American Elijah Hall finished second in 10.08, while countryman Kyree King clocked a third-place time of 10.12.
Not quite at the Sha’Carri Richardson level, the women’s sprints were still fast but over 11 seconds, as Americans took first and third, to sandwich Khamica Bingham of Canada. English Garnder took the win in 11.12, Bingham was second in a virtual tie with Brittney Brown at 11.12 on the clock.
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