Quartermiler, Bamidele Emmanuel has run his first-ever sub 45 seconds race over the full lap event the XXXIII Meeting Citta’ Di Padova in Italy.
This development made him become the seventh Nigerian man to run inside 45 seconds.
Though, the athlete is seeking a change of allegiance from Nigeria to Qatar set a new meeting record.
He moved to number four on the Nigerian all-time list behind record holder, Innocent Egbunnike whose 44.17 seconds run in 1987 is still unbeaten.
Sunday Bada and Clement Chukwu also ran 44.65 seconds in 1998 to win the 400m title at the African Championships in Senegal.
Bamidele, who began the season with 46.10 seconds run at the AGN League in Pretoria, South Africa in January served notice of his historic run last week at the Meeting International Sport Solidarieta, in Lignano Sabbiadoro, near Udinese in Italy where he ran 45.39 seconds to place third.