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Lalonde breaks record, Hughes hits world standard at Run Ottawa Distance Night

Geneviève Lalonde of Moncton, N.B., secured her first Canadian title in spectacular fashion winning the 3000-metre steeplechase in a championship record 9:37.45. Alycia Butterworth made a brave run at the qualifying standard and finished in the runner-up position. Lalonde, the Canadian record holder, will represent next month at the IAAF World Championships in London.

In his first track race of 2017, Matt Hughes of Oshawa, Ont., won the Canadian 3000-metre steeplechase in an impressive solo effort. Overcoming windy conditions at Terry Fox stadium and an early season injury, Hughes bounced back to earn his spot on the IAAF World Championships.

Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catherines, Ont., and Andrea Seccafien of Guelph, Ont., each repeated as Canadian 5000-metre champions. Hanging with the main packs for the majority of the race, the two Olympians superior closing speed over the last 400-metres secured each a Canadian title.


Canadian Champions - Thursday

U20 Women 3000m - Brogan MacDougall, 9:21.84

Men 3000m Steeplechase - Matt Hughes, 8:30.91
Senior Women 3000m Steeplechase - Geneviève Lalonde, 9:37.45
U20 Men 5000m - Jean-Simon Desgagnés, 14:59.12
Senior Men 5000m - Mohammed Ahmed, 14:02.36
Senior Women 5000m - Andre Seccafien, 15:39.66

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