Muncherji finally gets back on track

Singaporean sprinter Zubin Muncherji bettered his own national men's 400m record with a time of 47.02 seconds while competing on Saturday at the Big Ten Championships at Indiana University.
Singaporean sprinter Zubin Muncherji bettered his own national men's 400m record with a time of 47.02 seconds while competing on Saturday at the Big Ten Championships at Indiana University.PHOTO: ZACH REITZUG

National 400m record holder rewrites his 4-year-old mark, says he can go even faster

He joined the University of Indiana, which has a reputable track and field programme, last June in the hopes of realising his potential as a 400m runner and the move has paid off for Zubin Muncherji after he rewrote his national record on Saturday at the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Indiana.

He ran 47.02sec and was 10th overall in the 400m heats, shaving 0.27 off his previous best of 47.29 set at the 2014 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Taiwan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2018, with the headline 'Muncherji finally gets back on track'. Print Edition | Subscribe