Australia’s leading middle distance runner Stewart McSweyn has posted another impressive run at the London Diamond League clocking 13:05.48 for 4th. Fellow Aussie Patrick Tiernan finished in 8th with 13:12.68 and 4-time NCAA champion Morgan McDonald finished in 9th with 13:18.91. Both Tiernan and McDonald posted A qualifying times for the Doha World Championships in a few months time. Australia had three other starters in the race; Brett Robinson finished 13th in 13:39, Sam McEntee 16th in 13:55 and the Australian champion, Jordan Gusman, DNF’d.
Norwegian 18-year-old sensation Jacob Ingebrigsten produced a Norwegian record of 13:02.02 and almost defeated Ethiopia’s great Hagos Gebrhiwet. Both runners clocked 53 seconds for the final 400m with Gebrhiwet winning the race in 13:01.86.
In the women’s Javelin Kelsey-Lee Barber finished 2nd with a best throw of 65.85m.
In other Aussie news Linden Hall ran a 4:04 over 1500m to finish 13th. Laura Muir from England won in an astonishing 3:58.25
The women’s 4 x 100m relay team finished in last position, well off their season best time.
Whilst Henry Smith finished 8th in the men’s LJ with a best of 7.57, well off his season’s best of 8.08.
The London diamond League continues tonight.