19 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Men’s 400m preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Trinidad and Tobago's Machel Cedenio in action (Getty Images)Trinidad and Tobago's Machel Cedenio in action (Getty Images) © Copyright

Having run in the 2012 final, where he finished fifth as well as picking up a bronze medal in the 4x400m two years ago, world leader and national junior record holder Machel Cedenio wants to emulate his fellow Trinidadian Renny Quow and win the global junior title.

Cedenio has run 45.23 this year but should have a close battle with Americans Michael Cherry (45.37) and Tyler Brown (45.74).

South Africa’s Barend Koekemoer (45.97) will also be in contention for a podium finish, something which no African 400m junior has achieved at these Championships for a decade.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF   

Men's 400 Metres Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Luguelín Santos DOM DOM 12 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Hamdan Odha Al-Bishi 44.66 KSA KSA Santiago de Chile 20 OCT 2000

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Machel Cedenio TTO TTO 45.13
2 Abbas Abubakar Abbas BRN BRN 45.17
3 Michael Cherry USA USA 45.37
4 Tyler Brown USA USA 45.74
5 Alexander Lerionka Sampao KEN KEN 45.84