Bishop breaks 1000m record

The goal for Melissa Bishop last night was just to get the bugs out after a long Transatlantic flight as she took to the track in the 1000m at the Flame Games in Amsterdam. Mission accomplished for the Eganville native, who finished fourth in a new Ottawa Lions record time of 2:38.75.

Bishop, who had set the previous record  of 2:39.77 in February at the New Balance Grand Prix in Boston, will spend the next week training in Leuven, Belgium before competing in the 800m at the Berlin Diamond League Meeting next Sunday. She will be joined in Berlin by fellow Lion and former roommate, Sultana Frizell who competes in the hammer throw.