Aaron Brown fourth in Diamond League 200m final

Brown fails to make the podium despite having gone sub-20 in Oslo earlier this summer

August 30th, 2018 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , , ,

Canada’s Aaron Brown finished fourth in today’s Diamond League 200m final in Zurich, with a time of 20.14. Noah Lyles of the U.S. took home the US$50,000 prize, with a time of 19.67, with Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev in second (19.98) and Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago third, in 20.04.

Lyles won all four previous Diamond League 200m contests this season.

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Brown had beaten both Guliyev and Richards at a meet in the Czech Republic earlier this summer, and broke 20 seconds for the first time at Oslo Diamond League in June, where he also edged past Guliyev, the reigning world champion in the 200m. 

Canadians Matt Hughes and Sage Watson also raced in Zurich today, Hughes finishing 11th in the 3,000m steeplechase, which was won by Kenyan Conseslus Kipruto after his left shoe came off early in the race. Watson was seventh in the women’s 400m hurdles.

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Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed races the Diamond League 5,000m final in Brussels tomorrow, August 31st. The race goes at 3:22 p.m. EDT.