Canadian National Record holder in 800m Brandon McBride beat Michael Saruni at the USATF Distance Classic held Thursday (19) at the Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut, California.
Mcbride who came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 1:43.20 that he got at the 2018 Monaco Herculis Diamond League Meeting where he finished in second, lived to the race expectations as he dismantled the quality field that included the African Indoor Record holder.
The 2018 NACAC Championships gold medallist won the race in a time 1:47.39 with the 2019 World Athletics Championships semi-finalist Brannon Kidder coming home in second in 1:47.85.
Former world record holder for the indoor 600m race, Saruni was forced to settle in third place in 1:47.85.
- Brandon McBride (CAN) 1:47.39
- Brannon Kidder (USA) 1:47.64
- Michael Saruni (KEN) 1:47.85