Canadian Running - - RUNNING THE NUMBERS -

6 world records were set in track events in 2016, two at the RIO GAMES. Among the women, there was HAR­RI­SON’s 100m hur­dle (12.20), DIBABA’s crazy 4:13 in­door mile, AYANA’s in­sane Olympic 29:17 for 10,000m (her sec­ond-ever at­tempt at the dis­tance), and JEBET’s al­most eye­browrais­ing 8:52 3,000m steeple­chase, which knocked over six sec­onds off the old record. For the men we saw SOULEIMAN’s 1,000m in­door time of 2:14.20, and VAN NIEKERK’s 400m Olympic 43.03 gold, do­ing the im­pos­si­ble and beat­ing Michael John­son’s time of 43.18 set back in 1999.

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