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Canadian sprinter Christopher Morales Williams set a world record in the indoor men’s 400 metres — or so he thought. 

After recording an all-time mark of 44.49 seconds at the NCAA SEC championships on Saturday, World Athletics was unable to ratify the 19-year-old’s time due to a starting block issue.

Even though the technicality that was out of his control prevents Morales Williams from holding the world record, he’s not allowing the starting block issue to put a damper on his achievement.

“It’s still considered the world’s fastest time, so it honestly doesn’t even bother me too much,” Morales Williams told CBC Sports. “Because it’s still the collegiate record, it’s still the national record, and it’s still the fastest time, so it doesn’t actually take away from anything.

“Just thinking about it and the fact that it’s real, it just still surprises me that it happened all so quickly.”

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