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Mohammed Ahmed sets new Canadian record in 5,000m

Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ont., set a new Canadian record in the men's 5000-metre event Friday at the Diamond League meet in Brussels, eclipsing a 17-year-old mark.

Beats mark set by Jeff Schiebler in 1998

Mohammed Ahmed (shown here at the Pan Am Games) set a new Canadian record in the men's 5000m Friday at he final Diamond League Meet of the year in Brussels. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

Canada's Mohammed Ahmed ended his season in a memorable way Friday at the Diamond League meet in Brussels, breaking a 17-year-old national record in the 5,000-metres. with a time of 13:10.00. 

Ahmed, a native of St. Catharines, Ont., set the mark en route to a 12th-place finish in the final Diamond league meet of the 2015 season.

Ahmed has had a strong year, winning gold in the 10,000m at the Toronto Pan Ams, while also qualifying for the final in the 5,000m at the recent world track and field championships. 

Jeff Schiebler previously held the Canadian record in the 5,000m of 13:13.96, a mark that stood since 1998. 

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