Halifax Harrier Burgin goes fourth in UK all-time 800m rankings with world leading time

Halifax Harriers' star middle distance runner Max Burgin is now fourth in the UK's all-time 800m rankings after clocking the fastest time of the year.

By Mark Berry
Thursday, 16th June 2022, 8:37 am
Updated Thursday, 16th June 2022, 8:39 am
Max Burgin. Picture: Michal Cizek / AFP via Getty Images
Max Burgin. Picture: Michal Cizek / AFP via Getty Images

The 20-year-old ran a time of 1:43:52 at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, on Tuesday, to put him fourth in the UK's all-time rankings behind Sebastian Coe, Steve Cram and Peter Elliott and set the world's fastest 800m time of the year so far.

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Burgin was in sparkling form at the meet, which is part of the World Athletics Continental Tour series, keeping pace with a blistering first lap of 49:22 and leading from the front in the final 300m to see-off the challenge of Tony van Diepen, from the Netherlands (1:44:24), and France's Gabriel Tual (1:44:30).

The sensational run sets-up Burgin for the Müller British Athletics Championships, in Manchester, next week, when he will be eyeing World Championships selection.