In what was officially declared as her final track outing of a very successful but short season, Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman ran very close to her personal best in the Women’s 3000m in the Diamond League Meeting held in Doha, on the evening of Friday 25th September 2020.
Weightman was always amongst the leading protagonists in the seven and a half lap event, and only began to drop slightly off a frenetic front running pace set by World Champion Helen Obiri of Kenya, who went on to win in 8m22.54s.
It was an event dominated by Kenyans, who including Obiri, occupied the first five places.
Weightman, meanwhile did well to finish seventh, posting a finishing time of 8m26.31s, her personal best being the 8m26.07s, that she set in California in 2019.
Fellow Brits Eilish McColgan, and Melissa Courtney-Bryant finished twelfth and fourteenth in respective times of 8m40.88s, and 8m56.11s.