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Marco Arop smashes Canadian 800m file at Prefontaine Vintage

Edmonton’s Marco Arop got down to shatter the Canadian 800m file of one:43.20 on the Diamond League Ultimate in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday, and the 24-year-old global champion completed precisely that, operating a blistering non-public absolute best of  1:42.85, environment a brand new nationwide file.

Arop is the primary Canadian guy to ever run below 1:43, a outstanding accomplishment so as to add to the lovely performances he has handled enthusiasts to just lately. Arop’s time resets the former file of one:43:20 set by way of his former college teammate Brandon McBride in 2018.


Arop headed into the Diamond League Ultimate off an 800m non-public absolute best of one:43.24 on the Xiamen Diamond League in China, and global championship gold in Budapest. The 24-year-old used to be paced by way of his coaching spouse Navasky Anderson, who introduced Arop throughout the first lap of 2 in 49.2 seconds. Arop used to be at the heels of Anderson till 500m when he took a commanding lead into the again straightaway. International championship silver medallist Emmanuel Wanyonyi of Kenya controlled to edge out the Canadian within the ultimate 50 metres to take the win in 1:42.80. Algeria’s Djamel Sedjati used to be 3rd in 1:43.06.

Arop has been in fantastic shape this season, securing each nationwide and global titles within the 800m. He has additionally clocked 4 sub-1:44 occasions within the Diamond League, which now not simplest earned him a Diamond League silver medal in Eugene but in addition showcased his outstanding efficiency.

The sector’s best observe and box athletes have been in Eugene, Ore., for the Prefontaine Vintage, which additionally serves because the 2023 Diamond League ultimate, on Sept. 16 and 17.



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