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Mohammed Ahmed breaks 9-year-old Canadian record

Mohammed Ahmed has set a new Canadian men's 3,000-metre outdoor record at the IAAF World Challenge. Ahmed, from St. Catharines, Ont., finished third in the event in a time of seven minutes 40.49 seconds.

St. Catharines, Ont., native sets new mark in 3,000m outdoor race

Mohammed Ahmed, pictured here at the 2016 Canadian Track and Field Championships, broke Kevin Sullivan's nine-year-old 3,000-metre outdoor record. (Kevin Light/CBC Sports)

Mohammed Ahmed has set a new Canadian men's 3,000-metre outdoor record at the IAAF World Challenge.

Ahmed, from St. Catharines, Ont., finished third in the event in a time of seven minutes 40.49 seconds.

That time broke the mark of 7:41.61 set by Kevin Sullivan in 2008.

Ahmed also owns the 3,000 indoor record of 7:40.11, set at the 2016 Millrose Games.

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