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Sage Watson breaks Canadian record at Millrose Games

A 30-year-old record goes down at the New York City indoor track event

Olympian Sage Watson broke a Canadian record that had stood for 30 years on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Medicine Hat, Alta. native ran 37.08 for 300m to set a new (pending ratification) Canadian women’s indoor record. Watson finished second at the Millrose Games, the world’s longest-running and most prestigious indoor track competition. Millrose, which the New York Road Runners organize, is held annually at the Armory Track in New York City.

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Jillian Richardson, an Olympic silver medallist for Canada in the 4x400m relay from the 1984 Los Angeles Games, held the record until Saturday with her mark, 37.17, from 1988. Watson adds the 300m record to her Canadian 500m best time, which she set in 2017 at the Armory Invitational.


Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the Millrose Games women’s 300m in 35.45, which equals the fastest time ever recorded in the indoor event.

Also in the top-three in their respective event was Justyn Knight, who blasted a 7:45.86 PB over 3,000m to finish second behind Shadrack Kipchirchir. Corey Bellemore was third in the men’s mile (not the Wanamaker Mile) in 3:58.03.

Full results can be found here.

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