Evan Dunfee sets new Canadian record in 10,000-metre race walk
Evan Dunfee, of Richmond, B.C., celebrates after setting a new Canadian record of 38:39.72 in the 10,000 race walk event during the Harry Jerome International Track Classic, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, June 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BURNABY, B.C. -- Canadian race walker Evan Dunfee set a new Canadian record at the Harry Jerome Track Classic on Saturday night in Burnaby, B.C., eclipsing a mark he set two years ago.
Dunfee of Richmond, B.C., completed the 10,000-metre race walk in a personal-best 38:39.72.
It was 14.48 seconds faster than the previous Canadian record of 38:54.20, which Dunfee set in July 2019. He also holds the Canadian record in the 50-kilometre race walk.
The 30-year-old world bronze medallist will represent Canada at the Tokyo Olympics, topping the race-walk team.
The annual Harry Jerome Track Classic, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is named after late Canadian sprinter Harry Jerome.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 13, 2021.