Bisset and Hall run for Lifeline

​Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Linden Hall has reclaimed her title as a national record holder after scorching her way around Hanganauer Reserve in the 1000m at the Box Hill Burn on Tuesday night.

Clocking 2:35.90 over 1000m, Hall defeated a stacked field assembled for Catriona Bisset’s 30 for 30 fundraiser - which has now hit $20,000 of donations for Lifeline and raised signficant awareness for mental health.

Catch all the action below along with race videos thanks to Athletics Exclusive.

In trademark fashion, Hall was slow off the line and had to bide her time - running over 300m before even stepping foot in the preferred lane one. After finding the rail, the Olympian took full advantage of Bisset’s willingness to lead the charge before the bell ignited a lethal kick from the former 1500m national record holder. 

Hall proved too slick for the field over the final lap, with 15-year-old Claudia Hollingsworth (Craig Mottram) also in second place also dipping under Brittany Kaan’s former record of 2:37.80 when running 2:36.72. Securing the Australian U18 and U20 records, along with the 15-year-old and 16-year-old world age best were a suitable reward for the prodigious junior’s incredible run. Bisset (Peter Fortune) finished in third place in a time of 2:38.42, taking her to 5th on the Australian all-time list for the event. 

Hall was delighted to be back in the national record holder’s circle, along with bettering Angela Petty’s Oceania record of 2:37.28 -  albeit over an obscure distance. 

“I lost the 1500m record last year so it’s nice to get one under the belt again and add that to the list, hopefully I can have a crack at the 1500 time again soon,” she said.

“When I went I couldn’t really feel anyone on me and I was wondering if there was an extra lap or something – it’s an unfamiliar distance and I thought I’d made a mistake.” 

Article Sourced: Athletics Australia

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