Victorian Institute of Sport

Deng and Bol inch closer to personal best’s

Monday, 02 July 2018

VIS 800 metre runners Joseph Deng and Peter Bol continue to shine on the international stage, but this time in Paris, with runs of 1:44.67 and 1:45.82 respectively. 

In a loaded field, Deng and Bol crossed the line in a respectable sixth and tenth position, with Deng finishing six hundredths of a second outside his personal best.

Coach Justin Rinaldi suggests that both his athletes are still on track to run PB’s this season.

“Deng did everything right and I’m really happy with him running another 1:44 (just outside his personal best). Another little block of training and I’m confident they’ll run PB’s in Monaco.” Rinaldi said.

In other Athletics news, Madeline Hills was unstoppable in the Women’s Southern Cross University 10km Race on Saturday as part of the Gold Coast Marathon weekend.

Hills finished the race in 32:35, a time that has only been beaten by record holder and fellow VIS scholarship holder Lisa Weightman (32:17) in 2012.

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