Sunday, July 21, 2019

Cranny smashes PB to clock world 1500m standard

Elise Cranny turned in a stunning performance at the Stumptown Twilight Meeting in Portland on Friday night, taking the elite women’s 1500m in a lifetime best of 4:06.03. That was inside the qualifying standard for the World Championships in Doha (4:06.50) and took almost three seconds off her previous best of 4:08.99. 

It marked a big breakthrough for Cranny, who joined the Nike Bowerman Track Club last year. She will be back in action at the US Championships next week.

Josh Thompson was in action over 1500m at the same meeting, the Bowerman Track Club athlete finishing eighth in 3:41.93, a race won by Olympic champion Matt Centrowitz in 3:39.08. Grant Fisher dropped down in distance to the 1500m and finished 11th in 3:43.57.

Elsewhere Marc Scott was in action at the London Diamond League, the British athlete finishing 14th in the 5000m in 13:49.55.

(Image via Cortney White/Talbot Cox) 



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