Track and Field

Justyn Knight shatters Canadian 1,500m indoor track record at Boston meet

Toronto's Justyn Knight set a new Canadian indoor record in the men's 1,500 metres on Friday at the Boston University Last Chance meet, posting a winning time of three minutes 36.13 seconds to better Doug Consiglio's mark of 3:38.73, set in 1986.

Toronto native's 3:36.13 clocking tops Doug Consiglio's 1986 mark by over 2 seconds

Toronto's Justyn Knight won gold in three minutes 36.13 seconds, easily bettering Doug Consiglio's Canadian record of 3:38.73 set in 1986, in the men's 1,500-metre race at the Boston University Last Chance meet on Friday. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Press/File)

Toronto's Justyn Knight set a new Canadian indoor record in the men's 1,500 metres on Friday at the Boston University Last Chance meet.

Knight won gold in three minutes 36.13 seconds, easily bettering Doug Consiglio's record of 3:38.73 set in 1986.

Britain's Chris O'Hare was second in 3:36.40 and Izaic Yorks of the United States was third in 3:37.81.

Knight's time on Friday was also the third fastest in the world for 2020.

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