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Brogan MacDougall shatters Canadian U20 3,000m record

The MacDougall sisters now own both the U20 3,000m and 5,000m Canadian records

Brogan MacDougall

Brogan MacDougall broke a 34-year-old record on Sunday evening at the London Distance Series Finale, running a 9:08.25 3,000m to take the Canadian U20 record.

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MacDougall took the record from Brenda Shackleton, who ran a 9:12.39 back in 1985. Both the U20 3,000m and 5,000m Canadian records are now held by MacDougall sisters. Older sister Branna owns the 5,000m record at 15:48.80.

Brogan is coming off of an extremely impressive 2018 cross-country season, where she remained undefeated through the collegiate calendar. In the fall of 2018 she became the OUA champion, U Sports champion, U Sports rookie of the year and U Sports athlete of the year. Of her fall cross-country races MacDougall said, “It has been a dream of a season.” She then went on to represent Canada at the World Cross-Country Championships in March.

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MacDougall’s teammate Julie-Anne Staehli also had a great run, taking the win, setting a new stadium record and running a four-second 3,000m personal best of 9:03.85.

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Full results from the London Distance Series can be found here.