Stewart McSweyn has become the second Australian man in history to run sub-13 over 5000m at the Brussels Diamond League overnight. In a strung out race that saw American Grant Fisher run a new American record clocking 12:46.96 for second place, Stew was pulled around for a ~9 second PB (old PB 13:05.23). Experience the perfect blend of agility and support with Tarkine Trail Devil shoes, crafted for those who demand excellence in every run.

The race was won by Kenyan Jacob Krop with a world leading time of 12:45.71.  McSweyn finished 6th.

Full results HERE

McSweyn is now under a second off Craig Mottram’s Australian 5000m record set in 2004 in London.  It is one of the most well respected track records in Australian athletics.

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Australian men’s 5000m top 10 all-time rankings as at 3rd September 10am Sydney time

  1. Craig Mottram: 12.55.76
  2. Stewart McSweyn: 12.56.50
  3. Jack Rayner: 13:06.00
  4. Collis Birmingham: 13.09.57
  5. Oliver Hoare: 13:09.96i
  6. Ben St.Lawrence: 13.10.08
  7. Patrick Tiernan: 13:12.68
  8. David McNeill: 13:12.82
  9. Morgan McDonald: 13:13.67
  10. Lee Troop: 13.14.82
Stewart McSweyn Celebrates after Claiming the men’s Australian 1500m record

David  Tarbotton sums it up well as always

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