On Top of the World:
Two Canadians Named 2019 World Masters Athletics Athletes of the Year
Canadian athletes are golden again. On the heels of their wins as Athletes of the Year awarded by North, Central American and Caribbean Masters Athletics (NCCMA) for 2019, Earl Fee and Karla Del Grande have done it again.
Based on nominations received from around the world, World Masters Athletics (WMA) recently named Earl Fee (M90) the 2019 Best Master winner in the Overall category for the Men; Karla Del Grande (W65) is the 2019 Sprints Best Master winner for the Women and she also placed second in the Overall category.
Earl Fee entered a new age group in 2019 (M90) and accomplished his goal of breaking indoor and outdoor 400m and 800m world records. In addition to wanting “to be a good example and inspiration for other master athletes and particularly older seniors,” Fee had another goal in 2019: “To work diligently towards my best fitness and preparation in 2019 to be fit as a result for the special WMA championship in Toronto in 2020.”
2019 was also a fantastic year for Karla Del Grande. She set Age Group World Records in 200m indoors (29.73), 400m indoors (1:08.39) and 400m outdoors (1:08.08).
One other Canadian athlete was named in second place in her event – Kris Kozell (W65) received the honour for her specialty of Race Walks!
The CMA extends its congratulations to our Canadian winners on an outstanding year.