Melissa Bishop has seen success in Ireland again.
Canada’s 800m star, who narrowly missed out on a medal last year in Rio, is showing that she’s focused on making the podium once again this summer at the IAAF World Championships in London.
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Bishop headed to Ireland for the second winter in a row in order to race a couple of indoor meets in preparation for a demanding spring and summer. She’s now two-for-two on the Emerald Isle, having just won the AIT International Grand Prix in Athlone. Less than two weeks ago, Bishop also won the Camel City Elite 800m in 2:02.49.
Up against six strong athletes, Bishop controlled the entire four laps of the 200m track, winning in a quick 2:01.42. This is the same meet where the Ontario runner broke the Canadian indoor 800m record last year by running 200:60 (three days later though, she raced in Scotland and broke her own freshly-set record by running 2:00.19).
Bishop also owns the Canadian outdoor record at 1:57.02.
Here’s the official results from the AIT International Grand Prix indoor 800m:
1 BISHOP Melissa: CAN 2:01.42 (PB 2.00.19)
2 VELVERE Liga LAT 2:02.18 (PB 2.03.08)
3 TROEST Stina DEN 2:03.72 (PB 2.02.81)
4 VOORRIPS Suzanne NED 2:07.42 (PB 2.04.88)
5 MCILVEEN Erin GBR 2:07.63 (PB 2.05.83)
6 LALLY Alanna IRL 2:08.38 (PB 2.08.28)