Friday, February 8, 2019

McCorty and Scott are brilliant in Boston

Sean McGorty
and Marc Scott produced a pair of brilliant performances at the David Hemery Invitational in Boston on Friday evening, clocking personal bests of 13:21.35 and 13:21.97 respectively to lead the field home in the men’s 5000m.

Both of their times were inside the qualifying standard for the World Championships in Doha later this year (13:22.50), while they were also the two fastest times in the world for 5000m in 2019, indoors or out.

McGorty passed 1000m in 2:41.92 behind pacemaker Lopez Lomong, their teammate at the Nike Bowerman Track Club, with Scott shortly behind in 2:42.15. The pair hit 2000m in 5:22, 3000m in 8:03, 4000m in 10:44 before closing with a swift final kilometer of 2:37 to clock a brace of personal bests for the distance.

“It’s been amazing,” said McGorty of his time with the Bowerman Track Club, which he joined last year after turning professional. “I’m really pleased my debut for the team went so well. Ever since I came into college I’ve always looked up to Bowerman, how their athletes competed at the highest level. It’s been very easy from day one to buy in. They’ve accomplished amazing things and those are all things I want to accomplish.”

Mcgorty revealed afterwards that he plans to target the US Indoor Championships next, with future plans as yet undecided. For more check out his interview with


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