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Ben Flanagan and Marco Arop eye nationwide information at New Stability Grand Prix


The indoor monitor season is in full swing, and Canada’s Ben Flanagan and Marco Arop are again in motion this weekend on the New Stability Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, after sensational performances to open the 2024 season final weekend. Each males have their eyes on the Canadian indoor report guide.

Flanagan, recent off attaining his first profession Olympic commonplace within the males’s 5,000m, joined this week’s episode of Canadian Working’s The Shakeout Podcast with host David Stol. On the podcast, Flanagan introduced he can be racing once more at Sunday’s New Stability Indoor Grand Prix within the males’s 3,000m, and that he has a Canadian report time on his thoughts.

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Ben Flanagan competes within the 5,000m heats at World Athletics Championships in Budapest, in August 2023. Photograph: Kevin Morris

“I would love to take [Kieran] Lumb’s Canadian report within the indoor 3,000m of seven:38.39 […] That’s the aim for Sunday,” stated Flanagan. “Simply because I do know he’ll take it again from me in some unspecified time in the future.”

Flanagan has had some earlier luck at this NB Grand Prix monitor. Final yr, he ran his 3,000m private greatest of seven:43.49 to position fifth in a world-class discipline. Lumb set the Canadian indoor 3,000m report in December 2023. He’s the one Canadian athlete to run below 7:40.

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Becoming a member of Flanagan within the males’s 3,000m on the New Stability Grand Prix is Quebec’s Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, who’s coming off a second-place end and private greatest of three:53.41 over one mile on the John Terrier Basic final weekend in Boston.

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Charles Philibert-Thiboutot celebrating his 2023 Pan-Am gold medal with teammate Rob Heppenstall within the males’s 1,500m. Photograph: Thomas Skrlj/COC

Flanagan, who simply turned 29, stated he’s excited to see a number of Canadian distance runners at main monitor occasions just like the NB Grand Prix—a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold occasion. “It’s been unbelievable to see Arop’s rise to changing into the 800m world champion,” stated Flanagan. “I met him for the primary time in Budapest. He’s tremendous soft-spoken and real. He actually impressed me.”

On the 2023 World Championships, Arop grew to become the primary Canadian 800m runner to win world championship gold. In Paris, he’ll look to succeed in uncharted territory as soon as once more, changing into the primary runner in Canadian historical past to win gold within the 800m self-discipline.

“To see him pull off what he did in Budapest, it was unbelievable—I believe he’s nonetheless simply getting higher,” stated Flanagan.

Arop is coming off a nationwide report of 1:45.51 over 800m indoors in Arkansas, enhancing his earlier Canadian indoor report by almost half a second. The world 800m champion dominated the race, negative-splitting a 52-second closing 400m to win by 1.5 seconds. He now has one other report on his thoughts that he hasn’t added to his spectacular resume but—the Canadian 1,000m report.

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Marco Arop within the males’s 800m closing on the 2023 World Athletics Championships. Photograph: Kevin Morris

The 25-year-old will toe the road in opposition to the reigning world indoor champion Mariano García of Spain within the males’s 1,000m. García is the Spanish nationwide report holder over 800 and 1,000m indoors and is understood for his late-race energy. Regardless of not making the Spanish staff for worlds final yr, he opened his 2024 season with a 2:17.51 for 1,000m.

The time Arop could have his eyes on is the Canadian 1,000m indoor report held by Nathan Brannen, which is 2:16.87, set in Boston 10 years in the past. For Arop to have an opportunity, he might want to come by means of 800m in below 1:49, which he confirmed he was able to final weekend, when he ran his new private greatest on the College of Arkansas.

Flanagan and Arop can be two of seven Canadian athletes competing on the 2024 New Stability Grand Prix. Sisters Lucia Stafford and Gabriela DeBues-Stafford will race one another over 1,500m on the identical monitor for the primary time since 2022. Lucia is coming off two wins to kick off her season finally weekend’s John Terrier Basic, whereas Gabriela is returning to the skilled scene after two years of accidents and setbacks.

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Lucia Stafford within the girls’s one mile on the 2023 New Stability Grand Prix. Photograph: @kosukemedia

Canadian XC champion Kieran Lumb can be within the males’s 1,500m, and Julie-Anne Staehli of Lucknow, Ont., is entered within the girls’s 3,000m.

The way to comply with?

Canadian Working can be stay in Boston on Sunday at The Monitor at New Stability for the 2024 New Stability Indoor Grand Prix. We can be tweeting and posting interviews and outcomes with athletes because it occurs. In case you are on the lookout for a livestream of the races, you are able to do so on FloTrack or the FloSports app (membership required). The occasion will begin at 4 p.m. ET and can run till 6 p.m. ET.





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Graduado de Doctor en medicina en la universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo en el año 2004. Luego emigró a la República Federal de Alemania, dónde se ha formado en medicina interna, cardiologia, Emergenciologia, medicina de buceo y cuidados intensivos.
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