09/16/2011 02:58 EDT | Updated 11/16/2011 05:12 EST

Canada's Armstrong captures Diamond League crown

Canadian Dylan Armstrong capped off his sensational shot put season Friday, officially capturing the Diamond League title at the prestigious track and field series finale in Brussels.

The 30-year-old native of Kamloops, B.C., finished fourth at Friday’s meet with a throw of 21.47 metres, but built up an insurmountable lead over the season to beat Americans Reese Hoffa and Christian Cantwell for the overall crown.

Hoffa won Friday’s event with a throw of 22.09, just ahead of Cantwell in 22.07.

Armstrong, the silver medallist at last month's IAAF world track and field championships in Daegu, South Korea, will receive $40,000 US and a four-carat diamond-encrusted trophy.

Armstrong has been a model of consistency throughout the season, beating every major competitor on the European circuit. At the Canadian championships in June, he threw a Canadian record of 22.21 metres, which is still the longest throw in the world this year.

It’s the second year in a row a Canadian has taken a Diamond League title.

Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Whitby, Ont., claimed the women’s 100-metre hurdles title in 2010. The bronze medallist from the 2008 Beijing Olympics is pregnant with a baby girl that's due this month.

CBC and will have full coverage of the Diamond League final from Brussels Saturday at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.