Video: Apple Valley's (MN) AJ Green wins this 400m heat from Lane 1 recently at Section 3A True Team
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It takes a good amount of turnover and aerobic endurance to run the 800 meters well. That's why many successful half-milers also turn to the 400m to augment their training.
We compiled a list of the top combined 400m-800m runners to see how runners from all corners of the country are excelling at both distances.
A clear pattern emerged within the top 10 athletes:
Florida is killing it.
Four athletes out of the top 10 of this list are from the Sunshine State, with Piper (FL) High School senior and Florida State commit Sukeil Foucha leading the way with a top combined time of 2:38.57. Foucha has split under 48 seconds and gone 1:51.00.
But let's not forget about a very talented athlete from Minnesota, either. Apple Valley junior AJ Green has connected for times of 49.7 in the 400m and 1:51.17 in the 800m, giving him the fourth best combined efforts in this data set.
Check out the rest of the results below.
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The Top Combined 400-800 Runners Nationwide