Canada’s Kieran Lumb data 1,500m private greatest at Doha Diamond League

The World Indoor 1,500m finalist, Kieran Lumb of Vancouver, kicked off his outside season on the observe with a 1,500m private greatest on the Doha Diamond League on Friday night in Qatar.

Lumb positioned eighth in 3:34.41, shaving greater than a tenth of a second off his earlier greatest of three:34.54 from final 12 months. His time was simply 0.9 seconds off the lads’s Olympic 1,500m customary of three:33.50.

Kieran Lumb World Indoors
Earlier this 12 months, Kieran Lumb reached the ultimate of the lads’s 1,500m on the 2024 World Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Picture: Kevin Morris

“I felt good at this time and pleased with how I executed,” Lumb informed Canadian Working post-race. “I do know if I maintain competing properly the instances will come.”

This was Lumb’s first 1,500m race of the 2024 outside season, persevering with his late success from final fall, the place he set a Canadian file over 3,000m, received a Canadian XC title and completed fourth within the street mile on the World Street Working Championships in Latvia.

Lumb is one in every of 19 athletes at present sitting in an Olympic qualification spot on factors for the lads’s 1,500m. To solidify his spot, he would want to run the usual of three:33.50 earlier than June 30. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot is the one Canadian 1,500m runner with the Olympic customary.

Kenny Bednarek runs 200m world lead, Aaron Brown fifth

One of the crucial thrilling races of the evening got here from Kenny Bednarek within the males’s 200m. Bednarek continued his distinctive type from World Relays into Doha, profitable the lads’s 200m in a world-leading time of 19.67 seconds (+1.7 m/s) forward of his American 4x100m relay teammates Courtney Lindsey (20.01) and Kyree King (20.21).

Canada’s Aaron Brown completed fifth in a season’s greatest time of 20.29 seconds. Brown already has the Olympic customary of 20.16 seconds within the 200m, which he achieved final 12 months on the Brussels Diamond League.

To view the complete outcomes from Doha Diamond League, click on right here. The subsequent cease on the Diamond League circuit is in Rabat, Morocco on Could 19.

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