Debues-Stafford sets Canadian record while running the Brave Like Gabe Mile


Running in honour of the late American runner Gabriele Grunewald, Canadian Gabriela Debues-Stafford set a national record in the 1-mile at Friday’s Diamond League event in Monaco.


The Brave Like Gabe Mile didn’t disappoint. Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands set a world record with a time of 4 minutes, 12.33 seconds and Debues-Stafford set the Canadian record finishing third with a time of 4:17.87.

“She was so positive and warm,” DeBues-Stafford recalls of Grunewald, who died last month at age 32 after inspiring many with her long and public fight against cancer. “She radiated a lot of energy and it was admirable when she battled such adversity.”

WATCH | Hassan breaks world record in women’s mile, Debues-Stafford breaks Canadian mark

Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the world record in the women’s mile, with a time of 4:12.33 at the IAAF Diamond League event in Monaco. Toronto’s Gabriela DeBues-Stafford finished third while setting a new Canadian record with a time of 4:17.87. 7:55

Gatlin wins 100m

In the men’s 100 metres there was another win for world champion Justin Gatlin.

The 37-year-old Gatlin clocked 9.91 seconds to narrowly beat Noah Lyles in 9.92 — Gatlin’s winning time last Friday at the Athletissima Diamond League in Lausanne.

Michael Rodgers made it a United States podium sweep with 10.01 for third, having run the same time in Lausanne.

Other Results

Nijel Amos of Botswana won the 800m, with a world-leading time of 1:41.89. 

Canadian Brandon McBride finished fifth, setting a season’s best with 1:43.83.

WATCH | Nijel Amos wins men’s 800m race in Monaco with world-leading time

Botswana’s Nijel Amos set a world-leading time of 1:41.89 in the men’s 800-metre race at the IAAF Diamond League event in Monaco. Brandon McBride of Windsor, Ont. finished fifth with a season-best time of 1:43.83. 5:33

Mattew Hughes was the only other Canadian who competed, placing 12th in the steeplechase.