Fastest on earth in 1500m

BANKSTOWN Sports Athletics Club superstar, Cameron Myers is not taking his foot off the peddle yet after capturing an astonishing victory at last month’s Athletics NSW Milers meet at the Crest Athletics Complex.

Competing in the fastest 1500m race in Australia since 2001 and in the deepest field since the Sydney Olympics, the 17-year-old stopped the clock in an Olympic qualifying time of 3 minutes 33.30 seconds and in doing so, defeated an outstanding international field, including 2022 World 1500m Champion, Scotland’s Jake Wightman.
Myers’ time also becomes the fastest ever run by an Australian on home soil, eclipsing the previous record achieved by his BSAC teammate and 2021 Tokyo Olympian, Jye Edwards.
It’s also the fastest 1500m time run in the world this year.
BSAC President Colin Whitbread said: “It was a staggering privilege to have so many high-quality internationals at the Crest. There was a huge crowd and the athletes spent at least an hour post-race signing autographs and taking photos with hundreds of youngsters.
“The meet was a credit to the collaboration of Athletics NSW, International Athlete Agent James Templeton and BSAC.
“I want to give a huge shoutout to BSAC’s wonderful volunteers who stepped up to help deliver the greatest event in our club’s 53-year history.”
Also the greatest event in the teen’s life, Myers said he went into the race with confidence, knowing he was in peak fitness.
“I thought I would make the Olympic qualifying time but to win the race was an added bonus,” he said.
A talented soccer player growing up, he said it wasn’t until he stopping playing and concentrated on athletics that he excelled.
“With the Olympic selection trials at the Australian Athletic Championships coming up in April, I’ve got to keep improving form but won’t find out if I’m going to Paris until the end of June, and that is certainly the goal,” he said.