Milne’s 2:20 1000m, world-leading time

Canadian Olympian Taylor Milne is the 2012 world leader in the 1000m after running a blistering 2:20 on Saturday.

Canadian Olympian Taylor Milne is leading the world in the 1000m this 2012 racing season after running a blistering 2:20 on Saturday.

The Guelph runner, who runs with Speed River, ran the 1000m in 2:20.94 at the Sharon Anderson Memorial Track Meet in Toronto. He was nearly five seconds ahead of his Speed River teammate Kyle Boorsma, who came in second.

The 2:20 race is the fastest time recorded in the world for the 2012 racing season, although the season itself is only a week old. Still, it puts Milne in a great position to work toward the London Olympics this summer.

Milne will be in action again in two weeks, as he heads to New York City to race at the New Balance Games.