A World Best tops a stunning indoor season for Amber Anning

March 22, 2023

A 4x400m relay World Best for Brighton and Hove Athletic Club’s Amber Anning ended a fine indoor season in which she also broke her club and county 400m record and moved to 3rd place on the UK All-time rankings, becoming the first Sussex woman to break 51 seconds indoors or out with her 50.68s clocking*.

Running for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks in the National Collegiate Championships (a turbo-charged equivalent of BUCS), Amber’s relay team ran 3:21.75 to smash the previous time held by Russia by more than two seconds.

Amber’s opening leg of 51.47s was the 5th fastest first leg ever run indoors. Her teammate Britton Wilson split a record 49.17s on the closing leg and ran a USA record of 49.48, the 2nd fastest all-time, to win the individual 400m.
It’s a World Best but not a World Record as the athletes come from three different countries.

*Watch Amber’s 400m race below.