Birmingham Diamond League

Sunday, 5th June 2016

tl16bribBolton’s Tom Lancashire maintained his push for Olympic selection at 1500m today at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium. His time of 3:37:77 was a season’s best for the 30-year-old from Bromley Cross – more than 2 seconds quicker than his last outing in Ostrava, but was still short of the 3:36.20 qualifying standard. Having settled second-from-last at the end of the opening 300m, he worked through the gears, moving up with each lap, though fellow Brit Jake Wightman pipped him for ninth in 3:37:53. It shows continued improvement ahead of the British Championships in three weeks’ time – come on, Tom!

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop won in 3:29:35 – a 2016 world leading time and the fastest ever on British soil.