Shawn Barber of Toronto, Ontario took the silver medal behind Renaud Lavillenie, the number one ranked vaulter in the world at the Brussels Diamond League today. Lavillenie, the French Olympic Champion jumped 5.95m in the pole vault while Shawn cleared 5.85m. Both vaulters missed at 6.00m as the Canadian passed at 5.95m. Shawn had beaten Renauld at the recent World Championships in Beijing. Shawn had broken the indoor Canadian record in the train station in Zurich with 5.92m on September 2nd. Barber also had broken the Canadian outdoor record with 5.93m in London on July 25th after he took the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto.
Mohammed Ahmed from St. Catherines, Ontario set a new Canadian record the 5000m with a time of 13:10.00. The Wisconsin graduate, who now trains in Portland, Oregon was the gold medalist in the 10,000m at the Pan American Games in Toronto in July.