Canada's Marco Arop finishes 1st in 800m at Prefontaine Classic

Edmonton native Marco Arop crosses the finish line to win the men's 800 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday. (@nikepreclassic/Twitter - image credit)
Edmonton native Marco Arop crosses the finish line to win the men's 800 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday. (@nikepreclassic/Twitter - image credit)

Edmonton's Marco Arop finished first in the men's 800 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday.

The 22-year-old crossed the finish line after establishing a comfortable lead, finishing with a time of one minute, 44.51 seconds to kick off the Diamond League meet.

Kenya's Ferguson Rotich finished second with a time of 1:45.02, followed by compatriot Emmanuel Korir (1:45.05).

Arop fell short of the Olympic podium in the 800m at Tokyo 2020 with a 15th-place finish.

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