George smashes African 600m record in Fayetteville

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Nigerian 400m champion Regina George clocked an African indoor record of 1:25.76 to win the women’s 600m, by almost four seconds, at the Arkansas Invitational, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR on Friday.

George, a 2010 World Junior champion (4x400m) and former Razorback NCAA All-American, finished well ahead of compatriot and national team-mate (1:29.49) to go to ninth on the World Indoor all-time lists.

Abogunloko later anchored the Arkansas All-Stars relay team featuring George, Tamika Jamison and Markiba Alciede to victory in the women’s 4x400m in 3:37.38.

In other highlights at the Arkansas Invitational, three-time world medallist Wallace Spearmon clocked a world-leading 20.68 seconds to win the men’s 200m – his fastest indoor time for six years.

2014 Arkansas Invitational, Fayetteville, AR