Justyn Knight

Photo: Michael Doyle

“Mo is [Michael] Jordan and I’m cool with being [Scottie] Pippen,” Justyn Knight said after finishing second in the men’s 5,000m at the Canadian Track and Field Championships.

Knight is referring to the one of the greatest basketball duos of all time and is plenty satisfied with finishing second to Mohammed Ahmed, the fastest Canadian ever over 5,000m. The Syracuse University student qualified for his first IAAF World Championships on Thursday finishing second at the Canadian Track and Field Championships.

Post-race interview with Ahmed

Post-race interview with Knight

Ahmed won the race in 14:02.36 with Knight in close pursuit in 14:03.16. Ahmed, 26, trains with the Bowerman Track Club out of Portland, Ore. while Knight is currently attending university in Syracuse, N.Y. This is his first IAAF World Championships senior team while Ahmed is looking to build on his fourth-place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Luc Bruchet, an Olympian in the 5,000m, joined Knight and Ahmed on the podium running 14:05.81 at the championships at Terry Fox Facility.

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