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Rai Benjamin Runs 47.02 400m Hurdles, Tied For Second-Fastest In Human History

USC’s Rai Benjamin claimed the national championship in the 400 meter hurdles today in a mind-blowing 47.02, tying Edwin Moses’s former world record for the second-fastest time in human history in the event.

Only Kevin Young’s 46.78, set at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, was faster. Benjamin’s time obviously sets a new collegiate mark in the event; he beat the old one by more than half a second.

His previous best in the event? 47.98 seconds. The Antiguan, whose father is professional cricketer Winston Benjamin, plans to run internationally for the United States. 



Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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