Tasmania’s Stewart McSweyn has set a new AUSTRALIAN (& Oceania) 3000m record at the Rome Diamond League meet.
Stewart’s time of 7:28.02 was more than four seconds faster than the great Craig Mottram’s previous record of 7:32.19, set in Greece 14 years ago to the day (17 September 2006) and gives the 25yo Tasmanian his third National record after breaking the 10000m and 1500m(i) records in 2019.
The most impressive thing about Stewart’s time is that he recorded it less than 72 hours after winning the 1500m at the Hanzekovic Memorial in Croatia, where he recorded the fourth fastest time ever by an Australian of 3:32.17.
Stewart’s time over 3000m is the third fastest recorded by an athlete in 2020, adding to his impressive world rankings in the 1500m (5th 3:31.48) and 5000m (8th 13:09.83).
Congrats Stewy, we are so proud and happy for you! #beansingit