Culsonís win streak alive in London
The Ponce native crossed the finish line first at the Areva London Grand Prix as he continued his domination of this summerís IAAF Diamond League series. He finished with a time of 47.78, posting his second straight finals time below the 48-second mark.
Culson will ride a winning streak that has shown no sign of slowing in the run up to the London games, which kick off July 27. He is scheduled to remain in the English capital for the Olympics.
A week ago, he outraced the field in the 400-meter hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Paris, posting the best time of any runner this season at 47.78. He matched that time on Friday.
Culson blew out the field to cross the finish line first at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Oslo, Norway last month, marking the first time he broke the 48-second barrier since the 2010 Ponce Grand Prix.
The win in Norway came exactly a week after Culson posted another win with his first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Rome.
Earlier in June, the former world championships silver medalist from Puerto Rico took gold before a hometown crowd at the Ponce Grand Prix-IAAF World Challenge.
In late April, Culson won the 400 hurdles at the prestigious Drake Relays track & field meet in Des Moines, Iowa.
He is scheduled to remain in the English capital for the Olympics.
Culson, the top-ranked 400-meter hurdler in the world, will carry the Puerto Rican flag at the head of the island delegation during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. He is on track to become the first Puerto Rican to win an Olympic medal in track & field.