Andre De Grasse goes sub-10 in last race before Canadian nationals

Andre De Grasse is back in full form, just in time for the national championships

July 21st, 2019 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , ,

Canadian 200m record-holder Andre De Grasse is ready for the Canadian national championships. On Saturday he clocked a season’s best of 9.99 in the 100m at the London Diamond League, his first time under 10 seconds since 2016.

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De Grasse had a disappointing summer on the track in 2018, dealing with a hamstring injury that forced him to pull up in the 200m semi-final at the Canadian championships and call his season early. He also was unable to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The sprinter’s difficult 2018 season followed his withdrawal from the 2017 World Championships.

But De Grasse is clearly back and in good shape. He will face Aaron Brown next weekend at the national championships, and there’s a lot on the line. Both runners have achieved world standard, but only first place is guaranteed a spot on the team.

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In other London news, Jonathan Jones, the 400m runner who didn’t hear the false start at the Monaco Diamond League, just ran a national record for Barbados at 44.63.

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Gabriela DeBues-Stafford set her fifth Canadian record of 2019 on Saturday when she ran a 4:00.26 over 1,500m, eclipsing the previous Canadian record by 0.01 seconds. She is currently on her way back to Canada to compete at the national championships this coming weekend.