Benson ready to run for Canada

Four straight personal bests for Fiona Benson in women's 800m

Fiona Benson continues to one-up herself.

For the fourth consecutive race — and the third time in the span of a week — the 23-year-old set another personal best in the women’s 800m.

The most recent time was on Sunday at the Portland Track Festival as Benson became just the fifth Canadian women to crack the two-minute barrier, finishing in 1:59.54 to take the gold.

Next up for Benson is readying for next month’s Pan Am Games in Toronto, where she has been chosen to represent Canada.

Benson, a Trinity Western University alum who ran with the Spartans track and cross-country teams, now trains with the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club.

Langley Times