Continental and National 5000m Indoor records fall in Boston

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Multiple records were shattered in one 5000m race on Saturday night at the 2022 Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational.

Grant Fisher smashed American; Moh Ahmed took down the Canadian record, and Marc Scott of Great Britain obliterated the European indoor best mark.

The 24-year-old Grant Fisher, a Canadian-born American distance runner, produced a run of his life by clocking an astonishing 12:53.73 to win the race. The former high school star destroyed Galen Rupp's American indoor record of 13:01.26. He was also only 0.13 seconds away from the American Outdoor record set by Bernard Lagat. Fisher also became the fifth-fastest 5000m performer indoor in world history, pushing legendary Eliud Kipchoge one spot down. Fishers' 12:53.73 is also a new North American record.

The Olympic silver medalist from Tokyo Olympics, Moh Ahmed, broke his Canadian record with 12:56.87 to take second place. Similarly, Great Britain's Marc Scott took third place with 12:57.08, bettering his European record of 13:04.60. He became the first European runner to run the 5000m indoors under 13 minutes. Both Ahmed and Scott moved to the top 10 on all-time lists in the men's 5000m indoors. Interestingly, Fisher, Ahmed, and Scott are from the Bowerman Track Club team.

Adriaan Wildschutt of South Africa, who runs for Florida State, set a national record and the second-fastest NCAA time ever indoors with 13:09.20. Wildschutt was only 5th in heat #2.

Complete results

5000m heat 1 top results

1FISHER, GrantNike Bowerman TC12:53.73
2AHMED, MohCanada12:56.87
3SCOTT, MarcNIKE Bowerman Track Club12:57.08
4BOR, EmmanuelNike/US Army13:00.48
5ATKIN, SamUnattached13:03.64

5000m heat 2 top results

6KINCAID, WoodyNike Bowerman TC13:05.56
7LOMONG, LopezNIKE Bowerman Track Club13:07.40
9TUNTIVATE, KieranNike Bowerman TC13:08.41
10MCGORTY , SeanNIKE Bowerman Track Club13:09.21
11WILDSCHUTT, AdriaanFlorida State13:09.30

Elsewhere: Shane Streich surprise with North American indoor 1000m record in Louisville

A stunner performance produced USA's Shane Streich in the men's 1000m race at the American track league meeting in Louisville on Saturday. The 25-year-old won the 1000m in 2:16.16, breaking Bryce Hoppel’s record by a mere by 0.11 seconds. Behind Streich in second place was Ireland’s Luke McCann who clocked a national record of 2:17.40, meanwhile, Abraham Alvarado from the USA grabbed third in 2:17.43.


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