Canadian Melissa Bishop set another Canadian record in the women’s 800m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix running 2:00.19 to improve on the indoor national record she set on Feb. 17.
She originally broke Diane Cummins’ indoor 800m record this past Wednesday in Ireland running 2:00.60 before improving the mark by half-a-second today in Scotland. Bishop’s time on Saturday ranks her second in the world for 2016.
Bishop beat out Laura Muir and Joanna Jozwik, who finished second and third, respectively. Jozwik, from Poland, is the fastest woman over 800m in 2016.
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Bishop, an Eganville, Ont. native who now trains in Windsor, Ont., won the 800m silver medal at the world championships this past summer after winning gold in her marquee, two-lap event at the Pan Am Games. Bishop also holds the Canadian women’s outdoor 800m record at 1:57.52.
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Footage of the race can be found below:
The meet today was the final leg of the World Indoor Tour put on by the international governing body for athletics. The tour is a series of four meets with points from each competition contributing towards an overall score. None of the events were held in Canada.
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Athletes compete indoors, typically on 200m tracks as opposed to regular, 400m-sized tracks outdoors, during the winter before racing outdoors from spring to late summer.
Full results from the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix can be found here.