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Richmond's Olympic racewalker sets new Canadian records

Dunfee and teammate Olivia Lundman prepares for 2024 Paris Olympics training.
Richmond's Evan Dunfee set new Canadian records just before the Paris Olympics

Richmond Olympian racewalker Evan Dunfee set two new Canadian racewalk records this past weekend.

Dunfee took part in the Coquitlam Cheetahs team meet and set records on Sunday for both the three-kilometre and five-kilometre racewalk events despite the rain.

He completed the three-kilometre race in 11:07 (previously 11:12) and the five-kilometre in 18:33 (previously 18:39).

Dunfee achieved these two previous Canadian records in 2021 just ahead of the Tokyo Olympics where he won bronze in the 50-kilometre racewalk.

Dunfee told the Richmond News his training has been going well and he wanted to compete in one last local track meet before heading to the 2024 Paris Olympics.

"Just to have that one last solid race here at home was just a great confidence boost ahead of the next sort of month and a half of training and then racing in Paris," he said.

"It's a nice reminder of where training is at and then to lower those records a little further is always nice."

Dunfee is heading to Europe for training camp next week in preparation for the Paris Olympics where he and teammate Olivia Lundman will compete in the Olympic mixed marathon.

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