Brandon McBride ran a blistering 1:45.23 to win the Canadian 800m men’s title on Saturday evening in Ottawa.

The 23-year-old is the second fastest Canadian of all-time over the two-lap extended sprint. He triumphed over Robert Heppenstall and Anthony Romaniw, a 2016 Olympian as is McBride, at Terry Fox Facility in the nation’s capital.

Brandon McBride

Photo: Michael Doyle.

With the win, McBride punches his ticket to London 2017 and the IAAF World Championships. The top-two finishers, granted they have the qualifying standard, earn automatic spots. Heppenstall can qualify for London if he is able to hit 1:45.90 before July 16.

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1 McBride, Brandon 94 Windsor Legion TFC 1:45.23
50.806 (50.806) 1:45.229 (54.424)
2 Heppenstall, Robert 97 Monte Cristo 1:46.95
52.264 (52.264) 1:46.942 (54.678)
3 Romaniw, Anthony 91 Speed River T & F 1:47.63
51.584 (51.584) 1:47.627 (56.043)
4 Bellemore, Corey 94 U Windsor 1:48.08
52.021 (52.021) 1:48.074 (56.053)
5 Smith, Tyler 94 UVic Track Club 1:49.60
52.922 (52.922) 1:49.595 (56.674)
6 Moodie, Triphon 94 Toronto West 1:50.75
53.189 (53.189) 1:50.750 (57.561)
7 Jarron, Lukas 95 Van Thunderbirds 1:52.14
53.604 (53.604) 1:52.132 (58.528)
8 Saville, Sebastian 94 Ottawa Lions TFC 1:54.26
53.834 (53.834) 1:54.251 (1:00.418)

The IAAF World Championships take place Aug. 4-13.

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