Geneviève Lalonde sets national record at world track championships
Moncton native places 13th in 3000-metre steeplechase in London
Geneviève Lalonde set a national record Friday in the 3,000-metre steeplechase race at the world track championship in London.
🚨🚨🚨What. A. Race. <a href="https://twitter.com/lalongen">@lalongen</a> sets new 🇨🇦 record in 3000m SC final, 9:29.99 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IAAFWorlds?src=hash">#IAAFWorlds</a>—@AthleticsCanada
The Moncton native ran the final in a time of 9:29.99 and came in 13th.
Lalonde qualified on Wednesday to be in the final, running in 9:31.81, the second-fastest time by a Canadian in the event.
She also set the record for best Canadian time at last year's Olympics in Rio, with a time of 9:30:24.
Go <a href="https://twitter.com/lalongen">@lalongen</a>!!! <a href="https://t.co/51poPYKx2K">pic.twitter.com/51poPYKx2K</a>—@CanadianRunning
In the race Friday, two runners from the United States, Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs, took the gold and silver, beating defending world champion Hyvin Jepkemoi of Kenya, who was third.