Kieran Lumb has had little trouble shrugging off a slightly disappointing performance at the World Athletics Championships.
The Vancouver runner was sixth in the men’s 3,000-metre race on Sunday in Zagreb, Croatia but, more importantly, lowered the Canadian record for the second time in four days.
Lumb stopped the clock in seven minutes 36.46 seconds, nearly 2.5 seconds faster than his effort last Wednesday in Rovereto, Italy, where he placed third in 7:38.92. Sunday’s effort also ranks as the world’s 12th fastest time in the event this season.
Moh Ahmed, Canada’s first Olympic medallist in the men’s 5,000, held the previous national mark of 7:40.49 from the Hanžeković Memorial meet in Zagreb on Aug.
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