Mohammed Ahmed sets new Canadian record in 5,000m
Beats mark set by Jeff Schiebler in 1998
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.
Well, I guess it's been quite the year for Canadian athletics, eh? I've lost count the number of 🇨🇦 records reset this year. (1/3)—@Moh_Speed
But, I am honoured to join in on the history making. 5000m NATIONAL RECORD is a great way to end my season. (2/3)—@Moh_Speed
Thank you all for your support, Jerry and my teammates for welcoming me with open arms and making my first season as a Pro so much fun.(3/3)—@Moh_Speed
New 🇨🇦 5000m record for Mo Ahmed <a href="https://twitter.com/Moh_Speed">@Moh_Speed</a> as he runs 13:10.00 in Brussels <a href="http://t.co/rYbF38c9Vm">pic.twitter.com/rYbF38c9Vm</a>—@AthleticsCanada