Sunday, February 13, 2022

Fisher, Scott and Tuntivate smash records in Boston

Grant Fisher and Marc Scott produced stunning performances at the BU Valentine meet in Boston on Saturday, with Fisher smashing the American indoor 5000m record, clocking 12:53.73, and Scott smashing the European indoor record, clocking 12:57.08.

They passed 3000m in 7:53 and unleashed a blazing final mile to enter the record books, with Fisher taking eight seconds off Galen Rupp’s record and Scott carving 11 seconds off the European record.

There was a host of strong runs from other Kimbia athletes, with Lopez Lomong finishing second in the second 5000m race, clocking 13:07.40, with Kieran Tuntivate third in 13:08.41, an Asian record, Sean McGorty fourth in 13:09.21 and Evan Jager sixth in 13:13.23.

Josh Thompson finished second in the 1500m, clocking 3:37.96, while Amos Bartelsmeyer was in action over 3000m, clocking 7:48.87. spoke to Fisher and Scott, with fellow BTC athlete Mo Ahmed, after the race:

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