McSweyn Dominates in Zagreb; UK Athletes Step Up Over 800m

Ryan Gregson retains his Australian 1500m record, set in 2010, for now.  Tasmanian Stewart McSweyn has continued his superb form, winning the 1500m in Zagreb, Croatia, in dominant fashion.McSweyn asked for a pace of 1:52 through 800m.  After an awkward start, in which he seemed to miss the gun, the rabbit didn’t hold to his end of the bargin, taking McSweyn through the 800m split just over 2 seconds slower than planned. McSweyn then took the race into his own hands, gapping the field and going for a long run for home. He tried his best to make up for lost time, splitting a 55 second third lap and a 1:52 final 800m. His official winning time; 3:32.17.