Edmonton’s Marco Arop has began 2024 off with a bang, surroundings a brand new Canadian indoor 800m report of one:45.51 within the 800m on the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. on Saturday afternoon. Arop, the arena 800m champion, gained the race by way of one and a part seconds—eclipsing his personal report (and private preferrred) of one:45.90. 25-year-old Arop was once adopted by way of Florida’s Sam Austin in 1:46.80, and Rhode Island’s Darius Kipyego in 1:46.86.
The 2023 season was once a standout 12 months for Arop, upgrading his 2022 global championship bronze within the males’s 800m to gold on the 2023 International Athletics Championships. A month later, on the Diamond League Ultimate in Eugene, Ore., Arop broke the Canadian 800m report of one:43.20, held by way of his former collegiate teammate and coaching spouse Brandon McBride. Arop took moment position in that ultimate in 1:42:85, beat on the line by way of emerging superstar Emmanuel Wanyonyi of Kenya.
Arop is about to headline the lads’s 1,000m on the 2024 New Stability Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Feb. 4., aiming to run a private preferrred and wreck the Canadian report of two:16.87.
Evan Dunfee units new Canadian 10,000m race stroll report
The world over, Canadian Olympic bronze medallist Dunfee opened his season with a brand new private preferrred and nationwide report of 38:25.42 within the 10,000m race stroll in Canberra, Australia, at Supernova: International Athletics Race Strolling Excursion Bronze meet. Dunfee, from Richmond, B.C., informed press postrace that the race was once the primary giant take a look at of the 12 months for him, and known as it his “best-executed race ever.”
On the 2023 International Championships in Budapest, Dunfee took fourth within the 20K race stroll match, surroundings a brand new Canadian report time of one:18:03. He went directly to additionally end fourth within the 35K race stroll, having torn his hamstring round 32 km into the race.
Postrace on Saturday, Dunfee mentioned he had adopted his race plan to return in from in the back of for a detrimental cut up.”Those are the type of techniques I’ll want if I desire a shot at a medal in Paris, so actually happy,” Dunfee wrote on Instagram.
Ben Flanagan dips below Olympic Usual in 5,000m
Kitchener, Ont.’s Flanagan ran a just about seven-second private preferrred of 13:04.62, taking 5th within the 5,000m on the John Terrier Vintage in Boston on Friday night time. His time is now the third-fastest Canadian males’s indoor mark in historical past and was once below the Paris 2024 Olympic same old of 13:05.
In 2023, Flanagan shattered the lads’s Canadian 5K report on the B.A.A. 5K in Boston, taking moment within the race and breaking the former Canadian report by way of ten seconds in 13:26.