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Monday, August 31, 2015

Continued Success for Melissa Bishop!!

What a weekend for Melissa! She travelled out to Beijing, China to compete in the World Championships after a successful run at the Pan Am Games. For a recap of her gold medal performance at the games, click here

Melissa came to us prior to leaving for China and was asking for a new blend that would keep her extra hydrated while travelling. We happily obliged, and it seems her new blend paired with her high-intensity training program was very beneficial to her. 

If you weren't aware, Melissa's season looked extremely promising, until she suffered an ankle injury just a few weeks before her final Pan Am Qualifier in Oregon. That didn't stop her though, as she went on to qualify for the games as the second fastest Canadian, with a time of 2:00:67. At the Pan Am's she ran an incredible set of races and finished the meet with a gold medal. 

Click here to see Melissa Bishop Win Silver!
Next up on the schedule for Melissa was Worlds, beginning August 26th with the 800m heats. Bishop won her heat with a time of 2:00:53 to qualify for the semi-finals race. Though she won her heat her time placed her in 9th for the semi-finals, which put her in the 3rd semi-final heat, in the 9th lane. Not ideal, but it didn't affect Melissa one bit - up against a strong field of women she went on to win the semi-finals with a time of 1:57:52 to qualify her for the Finals on Saturday. That time proved to be more than just a qualifying time - it was a new Personal Best, Season Best, and a National Record for the Women's 800m race.. The previous National Record stood for 14 years.. WOW! Things were shaping up well for the finals. 

Saturday was the night of the 800m finals (Saturday morning for us in Canada). If you didn't catch the race, make sure you click the link above! She was sticking mid pack for most of the race, but in the last turn you see Bishop slip through an opening on the inside to bring her to the front of the pack alongside Arzamasova from Belarus, and Sum from Kenya. From there? Well, you'll just have to watch the video to find out - but what we can tell you is that Melissa is now the second fastest 800m women in the world.. Amazing! We were on the edge of our seats watching the race and we couldn't be happier for Melissa. 

What a great end to the summer season. With a strong indoor season in the works, and her impressive new PB/NR time, Bish is poised to have a great 2016 outdoor season!