Indoor record for Eganville’s Melissa Bishop

0 Bishop now owner of Canadian indoor and outdoor 800-metre standards
February 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm  •  Posted in News, Sports by  •  0 Comments

With her sights set on the Summer Olympics in Rio, Eganville’s Melissa Bishop is on track, as she has set a new Canadian indoor record for the 800 metres.

The 27-year-old set the new standard yesterday at a meet in Ireland with a time of 2:00.60, beating the old record of Dianne Cummins by .06 seconds. Cummins held that record since 2003.

Bishop now owns the Canadian 800-metre indoor and outdoor records after beating Cummins’ outdoor standard by more than a second last summer in Beijing.

Bishop won yesterday’s race by more than two full seconds … leading the entire way.

You can see video of the race by clicking here.

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