Congratulations to Jackson Hinton and Natasha Wodak for winning Athlete of the Month for June 2023!
On June 25, Jackson Hinton, 41, set two outstanding Canadian records in the Foote Field Open in Edmonton, Alberta. He blasted through the 110m hurdles in 14.13s with a legal wind, which was the fastest M40 2023 time in world before July. Later that day, Jackson raced to an exceptional time of 22.18s in the 200m, again with an allowable wind. That 200m time remains the fastest M40 time in the world this year. Jackson lives in Edmonton, Alberta and is self-coached.
Photo credit: Fellow Masters athlete Jag Atwal
Natasha Wodak, also 41, won the Open 10,000m at the Pacific Distance Carnival in Langley, BC on June 23rd in a very fast time of 32:42.77, which is a Canadian W40 record. This followed on the heels of her win in the Canadian Open 10k road race championship on May 27. Natasha resides in North Vancouver, BC is coached by Trent Stellingwerff.
Yannick Le Mouël, 55, raced to an excellent time of 14.77s in the 100m hurdles at the Ian Hume Invitational in Sherbrooke, QC on June 17. This performance eclipsed the previous CR set in 1995 and was the fastest M55 2023 time in the world before July. Yannick resides in Saint Jean sur Richelieu, QC and is coached by Luc Lafrance. He is ineligible to win AOTM because he won it in January; no athlete can be named AOTM more than once in a calendar year.