Cowan Reaches World Semis

Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club’s top one lap runner Dwayne Cowan gave another impressive performance to reach the 400m semi-finals at the IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium, Stratford, writes Tom Pollak.

 

Cowan, who was inspired to take up athletics after watching the 2012 London Olympics in the same stadium, started cautiously but then powered down the home straight to snatch the third automatic qualifying place in his heat in 45.39 seconds, just three-hundredths of a second outside his lifetime best time achieved a few weeks earlier at the London Diamond League meeting at the same venue.

 

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