Canada's Arop runs personal best, finishes 2nd in 800m at Diamond League Stockholm

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Canadian Marco Arop, who will compete in the 800 metres at the Tokyo Games, finished in second place - with a personal best time - at the Diamond League in Sweden on Sunday. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/File - image credit)
Canadian Marco Arop, who will compete in the 800 metres at the Tokyo Games, finished in second place - with a personal best time - at the Diamond League in Sweden on Sunday. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/File - image credit)

Marco Arop of Edmonton ran a personal-best one minute 44 seconds on Sunday, finishing second in the men's 800 metres at a Diamond League track and field meet in Stockholm.

Arop, 22, held a comfortable lead going into the final 100 metres but was overtaken by eventual winner Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich of Kenya, who crossed the line in 1:43.84.

Great Britain's Elliot Giles finished third in 1:44.05.

WATCH | Arop hangs on to finish 2nd, sets 800-metre PB:

In the men's 100, Toronto native Aaron Brown was fifth in 10.18 seconds ahead of fellow Canadian Jerome Blake, who placed sixth in 10.18, also a PB.

WATCH | Baker tops men's 100 podium in Stockholm:

American Ronnie Baker won the event with a time of 10.03, followed by Italy's Marcell Jacobs (10.05). Great Britain's Chijindu Ujah finished in third (10.10).

WATCH | Meet Canada's Olympic track and field team:

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