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Geneviève Lalonde sets national record at world track championships

Geneviève Lalonde set a national record in the 3000-metre steeplechase race at the world track championship in London on Friday.

Moncton native places 13th in 3000-metre steeplechase in London

Geneviève Lalonde set a national record in the 3,000-metre steeplechase race at the world track and field championships on Friday in London.

Geneviève Lalonde set a national record Friday in the 3,000-metre steeplechase race at the world track championship in London.

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.

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.

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