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Brandon McBride led for the entire two laps of the 800m semi finals on Sunday evening local time advancing to the final round in a run that looked nearly effortless. 

He ran the race out front looking relaxed and easy despite coming in to the finish in 1:45.53, the leading time in his heat. The 23-year-old will now advance to the finals which are set to run in London on 4:35 p.m. E.T. on Tuesday afternoon. He will line up with seven other men for the final competition as the only runner representing Canada. 

McBride currently holds a PB in the distance of 1:43.95. He is ranked sixth in the field but out of his competitors, he has run the third fastest time this season (1:44.91). 

With him in his heat today was Kyle Langford of Great Britain who finished behind him in 1:45.81. Marcin Lewandowski finished third in the heat but will not be advancing to the finals. In the semi-finals, the top two runners in each heat go through along with the next two fastest overall times.

View the finals start list here.  


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