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Making her debut at the World Athletics Championships Genevieve Lalonde had a strong showing in the 3000 metre steeplechase. The 23 year old from Moncton, New Brunswick placed 19th overall in the women's 3000 metre steeplechase in 9 minutes 36.83. The result was impressive for the youngster, who narrowly missed advancing to the final, which required a top 15 finish and was just outside of her personal best of 9:35. Lalonde has enjoyed an outstanding season, she entered the year with a 9:50.79 personal best and has sliced 15 seconds off of her personal best and qualified for her first senior World Championships after having competed at the World Junior and World Youth Championships previously. Lalonde has already achieved her qualifying standard for the 2016 Rio Olympics.