Andre De Grasse wins bronze in Doha

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    Andre De Grasse

    Andre De Grasse claimed bronze in 100m at the World Athletic Championships in Doha, Qatar, this past weekend. De Grasse finished the 100m race with a new personal best of 9.90 seconds, beating his 2016 Olympic final record of 9.91 seconds. Fellow Canadian, Aaron Brown, finished in eighth place, running the 100m in 10.08 seconds.

    Three Canadians qualified for the 200m finals, including De Grasse (20.20s) and Brown (20.10s) who both won their respective heats. Brendan Rodney also qualified for the 200m, finishing his heat in 20.38 seconds.

    Evan Dunfee, the race walker from British Columbia, won the bronze medal in the 50km race walk. He finished the race, which began just before midnight, in a time of 4:05:02. This was Dunfee’s first World Championship medal, and Canada’s first-ever medal in the 50km race walk.