De Grasse and Brown finish third in respective races in Ostrava

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

OSTRAVA, Czechia — Canadian sprinters Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown raced to third-place finishes at the Ostrava Golden Spike on Wednesday.

De Grasse, a three-time Olympic medallist from Markham, Ont., ran 10.17 seconds to take third in the 100. Americans Fred Kerley (9.96) and Justin Gatlin (10.08) finished 1-2.

Brown, from Brampton, Ont., ran 20.40 in the 200. Kenneth Bednarek of the U.S. won in 19.93, while Kerley was second in 20.27.

De Grasse and Brown will next race at the Gateshead Diamond League meet on Sunday in England, where they'll be joined by Canadian shot putter Brittany Crew and middle-distance runner Justyn Knight.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 19. 2021.

The Canadian Press

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting