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.
5000m heat 1 top results
|1||FISHER, Grant||Nike Bowerman TC||12:53.73|
|3||SCOTT, Marc||NIKE Bowerman Track Club||12:57.08|
|4||BOR, Emmanuel||Nike/US Army||13:00.48|
5000m heat 2 top results
|6||KINCAID, Woody||Nike Bowerman TC||13:05.56|
|7||LOMONG, Lopez||NIKE Bowerman Track Club||13:07.40|
|9||TUNTIVATE, Kieran||Nike Bowerman TC||13:08.41|
|10||MCGORTY , Sean||NIKE Bowerman Track Club||13:09.21|
|11||WILDSCHUTT, Adriaan||Florida State||13:09.30|
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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