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Gen Lalonde breaks her own national steeplechase record

Gen Lalonde breaks her own national steeplechase record

Gen Lalonde broke her own Canadian three,000m steeplechase record on Saturday night on the Shanghai Diamond League in nine:29.82. Her earlier record was once set at nine:29.99 on the 2017 World Championships.

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The University of Guelph alumni and Speed River Track Club member raced extraordinarily smartly towards some of the most powerful fields assembled up to now in 2019. World record holder Beatrice Chepkoech was once the winner in nine:04.53, which is a meet record and the sector main time.

Gen Lalonde and Kate Ayers. Photo: Maxine Gravina

Lalonde is coming off of a really perfect wintry weather season, the place she completed within the most sensible 20 on the international cross-country championships in Aarhus, Denmark. Lalonde was once the primary North American girl around the line forward of enormous observe and box names like World Championship silver medallist and American steeplechase record-holder Courtney Frerichs. Lalonde was once the absolute best Canadian feminine finisher at a World Cross-Country tournament since 2004.

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Canadians Aaron Brown and Andre De Grasse completed one-two within the males’s 200m in Shanghai. Brown gained in 20.07 and De Grasse was once 2d in 20.21. Both Canadians are coming off of the sector relays one week in the past in Yokohama, Japan.

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