St Lawrence rewrites the record books in Milan
Commonwealth Games 5000m nominee Ben St Lawrence has shown he is on track for New Delhi (IND) by clocking the fifth fastest time over 3000m in Australian athletics history at the Notturna di Milano meet in Milan, Italy, overnight.
Less than a week after posting a time of 7:58.55 to place eighth over 3000m at the IAAF Continental Cup meet in Split (CRO) last weekend, St Lawrence last night crossed the line in 7:42.94 to leap from No. 29 to No. 5 on the national all-time list, trailing only Craig Mottram (7:32.19), Collis Birmingham (7:38.77),Shaun Creighton (7:41.60) and Lee Troop (7:41.78) on the Australian all-time leaderboard.
The result betters St Lawrence’s previous career-low mark of 7:49.28, set at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet in the Czech Republic in May, by almost a full seven seconds and shows the 28-year-old New South Welshman is on track for a big Commonwealth Games debut in New Delhi next month.
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