World Leading 800m Time by Ajee' Wilson in Monaco!

Photo by  Jean Pierre Durand of Image of Sport / Ajee Wilson wins the 800m anchor leg on Team USA's Spring Medlay Relay that won USA vs. The World at Penn Relays with a time of 3:37.94.

New Jersey's current track superstar Ajee Wilson ran a monster personal best at the Diamond League meet in Monaco on Friday! The career best coming in the form of a 1:57.67 which is the current world leading time. The Neptune star who graduated in 2012 and went the way the professional track is only 20 years old and has been tearing up the lined rubber recently. Last week she won the Glasgow British Athletics Grand Prix with a time of 1:59.68 (the second video in this article) and toward the end of June she won the USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championship race in the 800 meter, her previous season best time, with a 1:58.70.

Wilson finished first at the Monaco Diamond League meet with a time of 1:57.67, second was Eunice Jepkoech Sum of Kenya with a time of 1:57.92, third Winnie Nanyondo of Uganda 1:58.63. The top eight were all under two minutes. 

This is the fourth time this season that Wilson dipped under the two minute mark, she first broke the barrier on June 11th of this year placing second at the Oslo ExxonMobil Bislett Games with a time of 1:59.68. Over her career she has gone sub-two six times, her career first coming from the 2013 USATF Outdoor Championships when she placed third with a 1:59.55 as a 19 year old. She ran her previous career best time of a 1:58.21 at the 2013 IAAF Wold Championships placing sixth and went sub-two with a 1:59.96 at Stockholm DN Galan (4th) last year. 

Here is the race video from her toasty personal best and world leading time. 

Click this graph for the interactive version on her MileSplit profile. She's been remarkably reliable and consistent throughout her career but even more so during her current hot streak. A true racer up for the challenge in high pressure situations. 

If you would like to see her win in Glasgow I have embedded that below, for some reason they feel the need to edit down a two minute race... that's not cool... whatever.