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The Athletics Illustrated Person of the Week honours for the week of
September 21, 2020, goes to Australian runner Stewart McSweyn.
McSweyn broke two national records recently.
On Friday, September 25, McSweyn took Ryan Gregson’s national 1500m record with a big victory at the Doha Diamond League meet finishing in the time of 3:30.51. Gregson’s record was 3:31.06.
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
–#thisisathletics #athstogther #athleticsaustralia pic.twitter.com/e2TndbzoWp
The week prior in Rome, Italy, he took the national 3,000m record with am 7:28.02 performance. Demonstrating range, he also happens to be the current holder of the national 10,000m record that he ran in December, 2019, which is 27:23.80, that he set in Melbourne. Ten months prior he picked up his first national record in the 1500m indoors event running 3:35.10.
The 25-year-old is coached by the legendary Nic Bideau.
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