Canada's Ouellet part of record-setting day at world para championships
30-year-old establishes new North American, Canadian, personal-best mark in 5000m
Canada's Guillaume Ouellet finished third and established a trio of new records in the men's T13 5000-metre race at the world para championships in London on Sunday.
North American record, 🇨🇦 record and personal best for Guillaume Ouellet <a href="https://twitter.com/ouellet86">@ouellet86</a>, Bravo, Guillaume! <a href="https://t.co/mhUqqbnOwc">pic.twitter.com/mhUqqbnOwc</a>—@AthleticsCanada
Morocco's Youssef Benibrahim won the event with a time of 14 minutes, 20.69 seconds and set a world record in the process.
Bilel Aloui of Tunisia ran in 14:21.69 for second place and a personal-best, while Ouellet rounded out the top three in 14:23:24.
From 50m back at the bell to the podium, what a race by Guillaume Ouellet (<a href="https://twitter.com/ouellet86">@ouellet86</a>)!!! 🥉🇨🇦 <a href="https://t.co/HIEzO1PNd3">pic.twitter.com/HIEzO1PNd3</a>—@AthleticsCanada
Ouellet, 30, now holds the North American and Canadian records and also set a new personal-best time with his performance.
Here’s a look at the gap that Guillaume Ouellet (<a href="https://twitter.com/ouellet86">@ouellet86</a>) closed down over the last 500-metres… <a href="https://twitter.com/ParaAthletics">@ParaAthletics</a> <a href="https://t.co/pXjupXzmZ7">pic.twitter.com/pXjupXzmZ7</a>—@AthleticsCanada
The Sorel, Que., native closed down a big gap over the final 500m to secure his bronze medal.
Lakatos continues winning ways
Brent Lakatos of Dorval Que., who earlier this season set five world records in a span of 10 days, set a championship record of 25.29 seconds to win the T53 200m race.
Another look at just how narrow <a href="https://twitter.com/BrentLak">@BrentLak</a>’s victory was in that men’s T53 200-metre final… <a href="https://t.co/xoNFpQjha1">pic.twitter.com/xoNFpQjha1</a>—@AthleticsCanada
He was followed by Pongsakorn Paeyo of Thailand and France's Pierre Fairbank. Paeyo also posted a time of 25.29 in what essentially came down to a photo finish.
Lakatos was fifth in the T54 1500 race later in the day.