Milt Campbell WIL 200&400

Milton Campbell blasts to 200m and 400m world leads
Monday 20 February 2006

Blacksburg, VA, USA - Sensational world leading times were by established by Milton Campbell, running 200m in 20.42 (indoor personal best) and 400m in 45.81, on Saturday 18 February on a standard 200m indoor oval.

Campbell, 29, who is a two-time World Indoor 400m silver medallist (1999 & 2001), anchored home the USA 4x400m in the 1999 World Indoors in Maebashi, Japan, to a come from behind World Indoor record win (3:02.83), with a split of 44.73.

He is a Reverend Preacher and youth administrator at his church, and is now being coached by :slight_smile: Innocent Egbunike, the Commonwealth record holder.

His previous fastest times this winter do not appear on the current world lists as they were run on a non-standard outsized track - (200m) 20.61 and (400m) 45.40 - on 28 January in Lexington.

Personal bests:

Outdoor: 20.47 (2002)
Indoor: 20.56 (1998) – bettered by Saturday’s time of 20.42
Outdoor: 44.67 (1997)
Indoor: 45.60 (1999)

Mirko Jalava and Alfons Juck for the IAAF

Why is his 200m outdoor pb so close to his indoor pb…strange. Its normally huge gaps apart with most sprinters.

He is probably just becoming faster. The 400’s match up. Usually a second difference indoor to outdoor. Usually the 200 is a half second but with some of these fast track such as Arkansas it may be much less.