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Nike’s Bowerman Track Club continues to dominate the North American indoor circuit.
For example, Gabriela DeBues-Stafford broke two national records in less than a week. This time it was a trio of records by Marc Scott, Mo Ahmed, and Grant Fisher.
Canadian Ahmed won the indoor 5000m event at the David Hemery Valentine International at Boston University on Saturday.
In that race, Scott became the first European to break the 13-minute benchmark indoors in the 5000m event.
Scott, already the European indoor record holder with a 13:08.87 performance to his credit, dropped jaws, with his 12:57.03 performance.
HOLY #%~$🤯🤯🔥🔥— Marc Scott (@_MarcScott) February 13, 2022
⚠️12:57.08⚠️New British & European Indoor Record tonight. Couldn’t have done it without these two and all the guys not pictured. @bowermantc on a MISSION!!!#MadMarc #BostonMagic #Sub13 pic.twitter.com/HMdj1aUm96
Scott finished third behind training partners Fisher and Ahmed. The two broke American and Canadian indoor records with their 12:53.73 and 12:56.87 clockings, respectively.
Canadian Ahmed, who is from St. Catharines, Ontario, is the fastest North American outdoors all-time. He owns a best of 12:47.20. He set the mark in July of 2020 at the Jesuit High School Track in Portland, OR. The 31-year-old went on to win the silver medal during the Tokyo Olympic Games.
From his March 2021 performance, Scott ran an outdoors best of 13:05.13.
The three performances suggest much more to come from the three athletes during the spring and summer of 2022 and more to come from the entire Bowerman Track Club.
Kenenisa Bekele currently owns the world indoor 5000m record at 12:49.60 which he set in 2004. There is no doubt that Ahmed in the right situation should challenge that record.
THERE GOES THAT MAN!— Bowerman Track Club (@BowermanTC) February 13, 2022
Record on records on records. @Phresh_Fish with the new North American Record 12:53! @Moh_Speed new Canadian Record 12:56. @_MarcScott new British Record 12:57.
Enough said. pic.twitter.com/8D0aaqVeRt