No stranger to the record books, Glasgow 2014 silver medallist Lynsey Sharp added her name once again as she lowered the Scottish Indoor 800m best with a fantastic run in Boston, USA.
Taking almost two seconds from her season’s best set just six days previously, the 25 year old finished ahead of Americans Anima Banks and Annette Melcher to take victory in 2.00.30 and add the indoor record to the outdoor mark she already holds following a 1.57.71 run in Berlin last year.
The Edinburgh athlete beat Laura Muir’s previous record of 2:00.94, set two years ago at the Emirates Arena – incidentally the venue for this coming weekend’s Glasgow Grand Prix which will see Laura line up in the 800m with a potential opportunity to reclaim the record.
At the start of the Olympic year, Lynsey now ranks 5th all-time in the UK and held the world lead, albeit for just 45 minutes until Joanna Jozwik went 2.00.12 in winning in the Polish city of Torun.
Lynsey has enjoyed numerous successes since she competed for Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012 and such great form with just under six months to go until the Games open in Rio is the perfect start to her year.