Three World Records Broken at the Canadian Championships

The W50 Team Canada ran the 4X800m Relay in 10:32.66 – breaking the 10:38.97 World Record held by the USA. (L-R) Karen Gold ON, Patty Blanchard NB, Donna Dixon AB, and Laurie Meloche SK.

Toronto Star Article

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W75 Christa Bortignon BC
broke her own World Record in the Triple Jump with a 7.59m mark

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M80 Team Ontario ran the 4X400m Relay in 6:06.23- breaking the World Record of a previous Canadian Team of 6:34.65 (L-R) Earl Fee, Ray Wardle, Bill Thompson, and Ed Whitlock.

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Ray handing off to Bill.

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Bill handing off to Ed

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Ed handing off to Earl.
Perhaps two of the all time best 80 year old athletes in history.

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Earl coming in almost 30 seconds under the World Record

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In the 4X800 – Donna ran the first leg – hitting the 400m split..

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Donna handing off to Karen

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Karen handing off to Laurie

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Laurie with a great set up for Patty in the anchor leg

Photos of the 4X800 Relays by
CMA President Paul Osland.

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Patty brings it home – 6 seconds under the record.

Ed has 3 laps to go on his way to an M70 CAN record.

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M35 David Valenzuela ON broke the CAN record with a 7.46 mark in the 50m Hurdles.

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W55 Debbie Murfitt ON put the Shot 10.65m – breaking the 10.38 CAN record

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M35 Zoltan Sara ON broke his own CAN record with a 1.93m mark in the High Jump

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W35 Khama Beckles ON broke TWO CAN records – the 50m in 6.88 and the 60m in 8.05

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M60 Henry Charrois AB broke his own CAN with a 7:24.59 in the 1500m Racewalk

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W75 Christa Bortignon BC (R), besides her WR in the Triple Jump, she set a CAN in the 50m in 8.70

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M65 Richard Lech ON broke a 24 year old CAN record in the 50m Hurdles with a 9.24

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W55 Wendy Alexis ON broke Karla’s CAN record in the 50m in 7.36

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M80 Ray Wardle ON broke the 24 year old CAN record in the 50m with a 9.09 finish

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The Scarborough Masters M70 Team broke the CAN record in the 4X800m with a 13:07.93 – Ed Whitlock, Vern Christensen, Dave Woodhall, and Keijo Taivassalo

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M60 Jan Graczyk ON broke Emil’s 13 year old CAN record in the Weigh Throw with a 17.32 mark

Jan has a better pending mark from the Ontario Masters Championships last week

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The W50 Relay team broke the CAN record in the 4X400 – finishing in 4:55.91
Donna Dixon AB, Laurie Meloche SK, Heather O’Hagan ON, and Karen Gold ON

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M70 Marcel Jobin PQ finished the 1500m Racewalk in 8:32.23 – breaking Peter Fellowes CAN record from 1995

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The M55 University of Toronto Track Club 4X800m Relay team set the CAN record in 12:22.78
Charley Moses, Wayne Chee, Doug Smith, and Duncan Greenshields

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In the 800m Joggling Exhibition – Marathon World Record holder Michal Kapral was on sub-2:13 WR pace when he dropped them coming out of the final turn.

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