The boy Wonder Steven Gardiner smashed his own Bahamian national record to advance to the final of the IAAF World Championships in London a short while ago.
The 21-year-old won his semifinal in a very quick 43.89 seconds ahead of Jamaican Nathon Allen who also set a personal best 44.19.
The Olympic 4x400m bronze medallist shaved a big chunk off of his previous record of 44.26 set at the inaugural Grenada Invitational in April. record he set
Gardiner now just the second man to run under 44 seconds in a semifinal at the World Championships – the other, the great Michael Johnson 43.95.
The run makes Gardiner the 12th fastest man of all time in the event and leads all qualifiers into the final. Gardiner will have a full day to rest and will need it after looking exhausted after crossing the line. The final is on Tuesday at 4:50 pm.