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Andre De Grasse tops field in 200m at Diamond League

July 16, 2017 7:24 PM
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Andre De Grasse tops field in 200m at Diamond League

Canadian sprinter follows up double-gold performance at nationals

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse finished first and set a meeting record in the 200-metre race at the Diamond League stop in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday.

The Markham, Ont., native ran the distance in 20.03 seconds. Ameer Webb of the U.S. was second with a time of 20.18, while Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes registered a time of 20.22 to finish third.

De Grasse won both the 100m and 200m races at the Canadian track championships in Ottawa last weekend.

In the 800m, Brandon McBride of Windsor, Ont., clocked a season-best time of one minute, 45.01 seconds to finish fourth.

Nijel Amos of Botswana crossed the line first with a time of 1:43.91, Kenya's Kipyeogon Bett was second in 1:44.28, and Donavan Brazier placed third at 1:44.62.


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