Canadian 800m record-holder Melissa Bishop-Nriagu has announced her first race back since giving birth to her daughter Corinne in July 2018.

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The Olympic finalist and World Championship medallist got married to Osi Nriagu in 2017 following the World Championships and began a family shortly thereafter. Bishop has been adamant that she wants to be back on the track for the upcoming Olympic Games and potentially the following cycle.

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Her 2019 outdoor season is beginning in her hometown of Windsor, Ont. at the Johnny Loaring Classic, where she’s raced in previous years. The 800m runner holds the 1,500m meet record at 4:09.58 and has historically invited a strong field of women to compete alongside her. Bishop is back in Windsor now following a training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. She’s scheduled to race a 1,500m to open her season.

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