Melbourne, Australia; 15 February 2024 – Australia’s middle distance talent reigned supreme at the Maurie Plant Meet – Melbourne tonight, with Olympic finalist Stewart McSweyn outkicking former 1500m world champ Jake Wightman.

Racing as one of the most anticipated acts of the night, Stewart McSweyn saluted with a brave victory in the John Landy Mile when stopping the clock in 3:52.00, fending off  Wightman (GBR, 3:52.11) and teenage star Cameron Myers  (3:52.44).

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The King Island product was rewarded for attacking the race, gritting his teeth to break the tape with a point to the sky in honour of former manager and athletics stalwart, Maurie Plant.

“It’s hugely important, it’s such an honor to run in a meet named after Maurie. To have a massive crowd here is justice to what Maurie meant to the sport. Hopefully it just keeps building year to year,” McSweyn said.

“It was a tough race with great competition. I wanted to make sure I performed and that was a good hitout to start the season.”


One Mile · Men · 15/02/2024

1 Stewart McSweyn (1995) AUS TAS 3:52.00 SB
2 Jake Wightman (1994) GBR 3:52.11 SB
3 Cameron Myers (2006) AUS ACT 3:52.44 PB
4 Samuel Tanner (2000) NZL 3:53.16 SB
5 Jesse Hunt(1998) AUS WA 3:53.78 PB
6 Jye Edwards (1998) AUS NSW 3:55.20 SB
7 Thomas Keen (2001) GBR 3:58.02 SB
8 Ryoji Tatezawa (1997) JPN 3:59.87 PB
9 Luke Burrows (2000) AUS WA 4:02.28 PB
10 Paul Robinson (1991) IRL 4:02.92 SB
11 Sam Blake (1995) AUS QLD 4:05.07 SB
12 Yohanes Asmare (2006) ETH 4:06.56 PB
13 Peyton Craig (2005) AUS QLD 4:12.05 PB
Masato Yokota (1987) JPN PACE DNF
Connor Whiteley (1999) AUS NSW PACE DNF