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Aaron Brown tops Canadian teammates in Botswana Golden Grand Prix 200m

Aaron Brown ran to a second-place end within the 200m on the Botswana Golden Grand Prix on Saturday, besting his relay teammates Brendon RodneyJerome Blake and Andre De Grasse on his method to the rostrum. Brown stormed to the road with a 20.00-second run on the Botswana Nationwide Stadium in Gaborone, the African nation’s capital metropolis, ending behind native favorite Letsile Tebogo, who gained the race in 19.87 seconds. Tebogo’s run is the world lead for 2023 thus far, and Brown’s places him in a tie for second-fastest on the earth this yr with American Christian Coleman.


Saturday’s race marked the primary 200m of the yr for Brown, and it beat his season finest from 2022. Final yr, the quickest 200m outcome Brown posted was a 20.02 run in Switzerland throughout his final race of the season. He must be thrilled with 20 seconds flat to kick off his 2023 marketing campaign within the distance, and it’ll absolutely give him a shot of momentum as he works towards his subsequent race on the Doha Diamond League meet on Could 5. 

Whereas Brown would undoubtedly have beloved a win in Botswana, he can’t be upset with a loss to Tebogo, who at simply 19 is already the most effective sprinters on the earth. Tebogo is a two-time U20 world champion with back-to-back gold medals within the 100m in 2021 and 2022. He has additionally gained two consecutive silver medals within the 200m on the U20 worlds. 

Tebogo’s 100m better of 9.91 seconds (a time that gained him his U20 gold in 2022) is a U20 world report and a Botswana senior nationwide report. His successful time of 19.87 seconds on Saturday is his new 200m PB, and it’s the second-fastest time in Botswana’s historical past. 

Behind Tebogo and Brown was Liberia’s Joseph Fahnbulleh, who ran onto the rostrum in 20.14. Rodney, Blake and De Grasse completed in fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Brown and Blake additionally raced the 100m earlier within the day, with Brown ending simply off the rostrum in fourth in a time of 10.06 seconds and Blake operating to eighth in 10.39. 

Within the ladies’s 200m in Gaborone, Individuals Kayla White and Sha’Carri Richardson battled it out for the highest spot. White ended up taking the win, stopping the clock in 22.38 seconds. Richardson completed a couple of strides again in 22.54, and he or she was adopted by Egyptian report holder Bassant Hemida, who rounded out the rostrum with a 22.75 run. 

For full outcomes from the Botswana Golden Grand Prix, click on right here

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