Stewart McSweyn sets new 3000m personal best at Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland

NEW RECORD: Stewart McSweyn has set a new 3000m Tasmanian record.
NEW RECORD: Stewart McSweyn has set a new 3000m Tasmanian record.

Stewart McSweyn has continued to prove himself as Tasmania's finest distance runner with another personal best performance on the international stage. 

The King Island runner recorded a new personal best and new Tasmanian record in the 3000m at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland, running a time of 7:47.65.  

The previous record was held by Ulverstone’s Kale Adams who set a time of 8:08.61 in February, 2016.

Stewart's latest result came just three days after he lowered his own Tasmanian record in his pet event, the 3000m Steeplechase in Sweden.  

McSweyn will compete once more in Finland, lining up in the 3000m on Saturday before heading to the Czech Republic to compete at the IAAF World Challenge 'Golden Spike' meet in Ostrava. 

Taking the stage reigning Olympic Champion Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya, McSweyn will aim to run the 8:32.0 required to qualify for the IAAF World Championships in London.

McSweyn is set to compete once more while in Finland in the 3000m on Saturday before his next event, travelling to compete at the IAAF World Challenge 'Golden Spike' meet in Ostrava.