SEVEN World Records Fall This Weekend – 6 at the CMA Championships in Kamloops – 1 at a Meet in Edmonton

Ed Whitlock ON shattered the M80 World Record in the 3000m on Saturday by one and a half ….not seconds….MINUTES !!! Ed finished in 12:00.88
The WR was 13:30.77 by John Keston USA from 2005. The CAN Record was Robert Comber’s 15:50. Ed now holds the CAN record from M60-M80 in the 3000m. Photo courtesy Peter Fejfar.

Then on Sunday, Ed lined up for the 1500m
He finished in 5:48.47 – breaking the 6:19 World Record by over 30 seconds!
The previous WR was held by Ernie Warwick GBR set in 1996. The old CAN record of 7:09 was held by Robert Comber ON in 2007. Photo courtesy Donna Dixon.

To top off the meet, Ed ran the Anchor Leg in the M80 4X400m Relay – establishing a new World Record with a time of 6:34.65
Ed was joined by Harry Thompson BC (88), Norm Lesage AB (81) and Bill Thompson ON (81)

W90 Olga Kotelko BC broke her own 4.90m World Record in the Shot Put with a toss of 5.25m. Then, on her next attempt, she put it 5.74m

Olga competed on Sunday – breaking her own World Record (1.67m) with a Long Jump of 1.70m

Then she threw a metre farther that her 6.32m World Record with a 7.51m toss in the Weight Throw

W80 Lenore Montgomery BC ran the 800m in 4:17.36 breaking the CAN Record by almost minute! Ivy Granstrom BC held the mark at 5:16.53 set in 1996.

Lenore ran the 1500m on Sunday in 8:27.79 – breaking Judith Kazdan ON 9:12 CAN Record.

Ruth Carrier BC was another of the fabulous 80+ athletes breaking records at the Championships. Ruth established a CAN Record in the 1500m Racewalk with a time of 12:00.19

M35 Dimitry Babenko BC broke the CAN Record in the 1500m Racewalk with a time of 6:38.25. He broke the record held by Paul Guimond ON of 7:20.0 set in 1994. Then on Sunday he broke Paul’s 14:44 CAN Record in the 3000mRW with a time of 13:59.38

A Cross Canada team set a new M80 CAN Record in the 4X200m Relay in 2:39.45
The team consisted of Bill Thompson ON, Les Robson BC, Ed Whitlock ON, and Norm Lesage AB.
The old CAN was 2:40.99 set at the Worlds in Kamloops last year. Bill and Norm were on that team – along with Harry Thompson and Isaac Thlessen.

W55 Margaret Rhebergen BC broke the old 1.28m CAN High Jump Record with her second attempt at 1.30m. Loretta Amerongen AB held the record….and failed in three attempts to clear the bar at 1.30m. Margaret tied the new CAN record of 1.30m that was set by Maria Mallia ON at the Ontario Masters Championships last month.

W70 Christa Bortignon BC, fresh from her fabulous meet in Albuqurque, broke Helgi Pedel’s 6.37m CAN Triple Jump Record (1994) with her first jump at 7.15m. She broke that mark on her next jump of 7.35m….and then broke it a third time with her final jump of 7.41m.
On Sunday, Christa has a winning mark of 3.31m in the Long Jump – breaking Elga Meri’s 3.02m CAN Record from 1992.
Christa ran the 60m in 10.41 – well under Mary McCarron-Egner’s 10.62 CAN Record from 2008.

W75 Myrtle Acton BC broke Velta Tomson’s 7.33m CAN Record with a 7.81m mark in the Shot Put.
On Sunday, Myrtle broke her own 7.39m CAN Record in the Weight Throw with a mighty toss of 8.41m

William Falconer BC established a M90 CAN Record in the Shot Put with a 5.18m mark.

W40 Tatiana Little BC threw the Weight 9.06m – breaking Michelle Baptie Sanchez’ 6.66m CAN Record.

All marks from Kamloops are posted on the RESULTS page. Some photos are from the Archives – awaiting photos from the meet.

W75 Helly Visser AB ran the Indoor Mile at the Edmonton Journal Games on Saturday (19th), finishing in 8:05.93 – breaking the 8:26.79 World Record held by Louise Adams BC (8:26.79)

Photo courtesy Darlene Day –

Photo(R) courtesy Roger Davies

All CAN records listed may still be pending CMA ratification.

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