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.