Dave McNeill keeps getting faster!

Picture of Dave McNeill and Stewart McSweyn
Dave McNeill with Stewart McSweyn at the OXAC annual dinner

Dave McNeill continued his run of form for 2021 with a huge PB in the 3000m at the Oslo Diamond League race on July 1. Entering the race with a freshly minted PB of 7:46, Dave hopped on the train that was popping off 60-second laps (7:30 pace) and never lost contact. While the TV cameras focussed on eventual winner Yomif Kejelcha (running a world-leading 7:26.25) Dave was passing the runners who had been too ambitious early, and with his trademark kick he finished 8th in 7:39.43, lowering his PB by a further 7 seconds. Replay available here.

In a great night for Australian athletics, Stewart McSweyn won the Dream Mile in an Australian record 3:48.37, joining such greats as Coe, Ovett, Cram and Walker in the list of winners at Bislett stadium.