BOSTON — Lucia Stafford opened her track and field season by smashing the Canadian indoor record in the 1,000 metres on Saturday.
The 24-year-old from London, Ont., ran two minutes 33.75 seconds to win the Boston University Terrier Classic, lowering the previous mark of 2:37.04 set by Jenna Westaway in 2019.
Stafford's time is the ninth fastest 1,000 metres in world history. And retired middle-distance star Regina Jacobs of the U.S. is the only North American to ever run faster over the distance -- indoor or outdoor.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 28, 2023.
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