Australian middle-distance runner Joseph Deng made history by becoming the first Australian to break the 1:44 barrier in the 800-meter race.

He clocked an impressive time of 1:43.99 in Lyon, France, surpassing Peter Bol’s national record by 0.01 seconds. Deng’s performance also secured his qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics and set a new Oceania record.


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