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Wallace Spearmon Jr. breaks mark

Updated: April 28, 2012, 7:19 PM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wallace Spearmon, Jr. had tried more than once to break the 200-meter Drake Relays record set 15 years ago by Michael Johnson, partly because Johnson was an idol to Spearmon growing up.

That Spearmon was able to do it in such chilly conditions bodes well for the rest of his outdoor season.

Spearmon finished in 20.02 seconds, beating the mark Johnson set in 1997 by three-hundredths of a second to highlight Saturday's frigid final session of the 103rd annual Drake ...

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