Noah Lyles won the Paris Diamond League 200m on Saturday, taking the meet record, previously held by Usian Bolt. Lyles’ winning time of 19.65 is the second-fastest time run in 2019, the fastest being his 19.50 from Lausanne, where he also broke Bolt’s meet record. Bolt’s previous record was set in 2013 at 19.73.

Canadian Aaron Brown was third in 20.13, a strong run that was just off his personal best, which he set this season at 19.95.

Canadian 800m champion and national record-holder Brandon McBride led wire-to-wire to win the 800m in a season’s best. McBride opened the race in an extremely fast first lap but held on for first in 1:43.78.

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McBride is coming off of his fourth national championship win only four weeks ago. The World Championship team will be announced on Monday, and given that McBride and Brown both have standard and are the national champions in their events, they will very likely be named.

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In the men’s 1,500m, the top 10 men all ran under 3:32:00. That’s truly exceptional depth, even in the Diamond League. The winner was Ronald Musagala of Uganda in 3:30.58, which is a national record and personal best.

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Several Canadians will likely make the upcoming Diamond League finals. Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown, Brandon McBride and Gabriela DeBues-Stafford are all in the running. The two-part final will run in Zurich in four days and Brussels in 12.

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