Ajee Wilson Sets American Best At 600m In Berlin

Caster Semenya, who won gold at the World Championships in the 800m in London earlier this month for South Africa, set a new world record in the 600m on Sunday in Berlin. 

Ajee Wilson, a New Jersey native and Neptune High graduate, placed second -- also besting the former world best -- and set a new American best in 1:22.39. 

Both women surpassed Ana Fidelia Quirot's former world best of 1:22.63, which was set in 1997. 

Updated 600m World All-Time List
11:21.77Caster SemenyaRSA27.08.2017
21:22.39Ajee' WilsonUSA27.08.2017
31:22.63Ana Fidelia QuirotCUB25.07.1997
41:22.87Maria MutolaMOZ27.08.2002
51:23.18Francine NiyonsabaBDI27.08.2017
61:23.35Pamela JelimoKEN05.07.2012
71:23.44iOlga KotlyarovaRUS01.02.2004
81:23.50Doina MelinteROU27.07.1986
91:23.59iAlysia MontañoUSA16.02.2013
101:23.78Natalya KhrushchelyovaRUS02.09.2003
101:23.78Anita WeißGDR24.07.1976