On the track, the 66th running of the non-scoring Emsley Carr Mile produced an Australian victory for the first time, Stewart McSweyn sprinting past his fellow-countryman and training partner Ryan Gregson some 40m from the line to win in 3:54.60. In doing so, the 23-year-old became only the third winner of the classic four lap event from Oceania, following New Zealanders Murray Halberg and John Walker, Olympic champions both. McSweyn is now placed 9th on the World rankings for 2018 and 11th on the Australian All Time list.

One Mile – Men – Promotional Events

1 McSweyn , Stewart AUS 3:54.60
2 Gregson , Ryan AUS 3:55.10
3 Chelimo , Paul USA 3:55.96
4 Kibet , Vincent KEN 3:56.17
5 Willis , Nicholas NZL 3:56.77
6 Williamsz , Jordan AUS 3:56.92
7 Da’Vall Grice , Charlie GBR 3:56.97
8 Gourley , Neil GBR 3:57.11
9 Debjani , Ismael BEL 3:57.33
10 Hunter , Andrew USA 3:58.62
11 Berglund , Kalle SWE 3:59.24
12 O’Hare , Chris GBR 3:59.70
13 Benitz , Timo GER 3:59.86
14 Holuša , Jakub CZE 4:00.34
15 Avila , Eric USA 4:09.49
Hiss Bachir , Youssouf DJI DNF
Magut , James Kiplagat KEN DNF

Read the full wrap from the IAAF: https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/birmingham-diamond-league-men-report

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