Stewart McSweyn has become the second Australian man in history to run sub-13 over 5000m at the Brussels Diamond League overnight. In a strung out race that saw American Grant Fisher run a new American record clocking 12:46.96 for second place, Stew was pulled around for a ~9 second PB (old PB 13:05.23).

The race was won by Kenyan Jacob Krop with a world leading time of 12:45.71.  McSweyn finished 6th.

Full results HERE

McSweyn is now under a second off Craig Mottram’s Australian 5000m record set in 2004 in London.  It is one of the most well respected track records in Australian athletics.

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Australian men’s 5000m top 10 all-time rankings as at 3rd September 10am Sydney time

  1. Craig Mottram: 12.55.76
  2. Stewart McSweyn: 12.56.50
  3. Jack Rayner: 13:06.00
  4. Collis Birmingham: 13.09.57
  5. Oliver Hoare: 13:09.96i
  6. Ben St.Lawrence: 13.10.08
  7. Patrick Tiernan: 13:12.68
  8. David McNeill: 13:12.82
  9. Morgan McDonald: 13:13.67
  10. Lee Troop: 13.14.82
Stewart McSweyn Celebrates after Claiming the men’s Australian 1500m record

David  Tarbotton sums it up well as always

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