Third time’s a charm for Erik Sowinski at World Indoor Championships in Portland
With less than 100 meters to go in Saturday night’s 800 meter final, Sowinski propelled himself from 5th place to the podium. He is no stranger to success in the event, having earned the 2013 and 2014 USA Indoor Championship titles. Erik’s first World Team was in 2014 at the World Indoors in Sopot, Poland, and followed it up in 2015 with a trip to the World Outdoors in Beijing. The experience and hard work paid off, as his 1:47.22 performance with a late surge gave him his first individual world medal.
Sowinski’s kick combined with fellow Team USA member Boris Berian’s wire-to-wire gold medal performance put the Portland Convention Center crowd on their feet. Watch the full race below.
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Watch the full race here: