Ceili McCabe sets Canadian record in women’s 3000 metre steeplechase

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Ceili McCabe of Vancouver, British Columbia set the Canadian record in the women’s 3000 metre steeplechase on Friday according to Chloe Morrison of olympic.ca on Sunday. For McCabe, she won gold in the Los Angeles Grand Prix with a time of 9:20.58.

In the women’s 3000 metre steeplechase, McCabe reached the podium by 1.93 seconds. Lea Meyer of Germany finished in fourth place with a time of 9:22.51. Madison Boreman of the United States won the silver medal with a time of 9:21.98, and Norah Jeruto of Kazakhstan won the bronze medal with a time of 9:22.45. The old Canadian record in the women’s 3000 metre steeplechase was set by Genevieve Lalonde of Montreal, Quebec, who had a time of 9:22.40 when she finished 11th at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.

It was one of four medals won by Canadians at the Los Angeles Grand Prix. Camryn Rogers of Abbotsford, British Columbia won bronze in the women’s hammer throw, Canadian Olympic silver medalist Aaron Brown of Toronto, Ontario won bronze in the men’s 100 metres, and Jean-Simon Desgagnes of Quebec City, Quebec won gold in the men’s 3000 metre steeplechase. Brown’s silver medal came in the men’s 4×100 metre relay at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. The medals for McCabe, Brown, Rogers and Desgagnes will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. 

 

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