Benoit Huot Breaks Men’s 400 IM Disability World Record

MONTREAL, Canada, May 5. CANADIAN Benoit Huot broke the men's 400-meter IM world record for short course competition in the S10 disability category at the Quebec Provincial Championships held in Montreal this weekend.

Huot, a multiple Paralympic and world champion, clocked four minutes and 55.07 seconds demolishing the previous mark of 5:46.72 set in 1995.

"It was pretty unexpected," said Huot, the reigning world champion in the 200 IM. "This year, we decided to add the 400 IM mainly to improve my 200 IM. I actually hadn't raced the 400 IM in about five years. But I felt strong and comfortable. What really helped was having a good training session this morning."

Special thanks to Swimming Canada for contributing this report.

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