Scott-Efurd sets career best in California

 
Updated: May 6, 2017

​Dominique Scott-Efurd chopped half a second off her 5 000m personal best on Friday night, narrowly missing out on the qualifying standard for the World Championships in London in August.
The US-based athlete, who has already achieved the B-standard in the 10 000m event, took eighth place over the shorter distance at the Payton Jordan Invitational meeting in California.
After producing a brave effort by pushing the pace up front, Scott was rewarded for her gutsy performance with a new career best of 15:24.60, bettering the 15:25.10 she set on the same Stanford track in April last year.
She was less than three seconds outside the B-standard set by Athletics SA for the biennial showpiece in the English capital.
Ethiopian-born Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan, the world indoor 1 500m champion, delivered a devastating kick to drop the rest of the field in the chase for the line, winning the race in 15:13.15.