BEIJING — Canada's Brendon Rodney advanced to the semifinal of the men's 200 metres at the world track and field championships Tuesday.
The 23-year-old from Brampton, Ont., ran a personal-best 20.18 seconds to finish second in his heat.
Aaron Brown of Toronto, a semifinalist in the 100 metres in Beijing, was fourth in his heat in 20.43, and didn't move on, complaining of a flu bug that he'd been hit with the previous night.
Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt cruised to an easy victory in his heat, in 20.28.
Canada's 100-metre bronze medallist Andre De Grasse didn't run the 200 after what's been a long NCAA and international season. The national record holder in the 200 will race on Canada's 4x100 relay team.
Edmonton's Carline Muir, on the mend from a stress fracture that derailed most of her season, didn't advance out of her semifinal in the women's 800 metres, finishing eighth in 52.31.
The Canadian Press