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Australians Stewart McSweyn and Jessica Hull have had tremendous 2020 seasons. They both broke national records at the Doha Diamond League meet on Friday.
McSweyn broke the national 1500m record with his 3:30:51 performance.
Hear from Stewart McSweyn following his emphatic victory and incredible national record 3:30:51 over 1500m at the Wanda Diamond League in Doha overnight.— Athletics Australia (@AthsAust) September 25, 2020
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Hull ran an 8:36.03 in a fast women’s 3,000m field. She now hold three national records in the 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m national marks.
McSweyn broke Ryan Gregson’s national standard in the 1,500m (3:31.06).
With approximately 350 metres to go in the race, McSweyn left the pacemakers behind.
Twenty-three-year old Jessica Hull improved on Benita Willis’s record in the 3000m. She ran nearly 33 seconds faster than her personal best to record an 8:36.03 result. In the international field, she finished in 10th place. The race was won by Hellen Obiri of Kenya in 8:22.54, which is the current world lead for 2020.
Hull now owns the 1500m national record of 4:00.42 and the 5,000m record with her 14:43.80 in addition to her 3,000m results from Friday (early Saturday in Doha).
NEW NATIONAL RECORD!— Athletics Australia (@AthsAust) September 25, 2020
Jessica Hull has clocked 8:36.03 for 3000m in Doha to claim her third national record of the season.
Hull surpasses Benita Willis' record of 8:38.06 from 2003.
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