Learning to run: The progression of Paralympic Games champion Liam Malone
If Liam Malone can continue to improve at a rapid rate, his former track coach believes he will become the first New Zealand athlete to run 400m under 46 seconds.
He even predicts the Paralympic Games sprint star could break the 45sec barrier, which would better the T44 world record held by Oscar Pistorius.
"I think his 400m is going to come down massively. If he decides to carry on he will be the first New Zealander to go under 46 and I wouldn't be surprised if he went under 45," said Brodie Hewlett, who coached the 22-year-old double amputee through to the New Zealand Track and Field Championships in March.