Kenowa Hills grad sets new American indoor record

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An Aug. 1, 2019 photo shows Donavan Brazier stretching on the track at Kenowa Hills High School days after winning his second consecutive U.S. championship in the 800-meter run.

An Aug. 1, 2019 photo shows Donavan Brazier stretching on the track at Kenowa Hills High School days after winning his second consecutive U.S. championship in the 800-meter run.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids native Donavan Brazier broke his own American record on Saturday, finishing his 800-meter indoor run with a 1:44.22 at the Millrose Games in New York City. 

That time eclipses his previous record set last year in the same event, which was 1:44.41.  

In January, Brazier ran the second-fastest time ever run in the 600 meters, blazing around the track in 1:14.39. The Kenowa Hills High School graduate already held the indoor world record in that event.

Brazier is setting his sites on the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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