“You can do this. You know this. You got this.” When the fatigue was reaching a crescendo, when Evan Dunfee’s legs and arms and lungs and heart were held ransom by the slow, torturous pain of the 50km race walk, this was his negotiation strategy. This was his way out.
Benjamin Thorne and Evan Dunfee made it a Canadian double and joined Brazil’s Erica de Sena as they all enjoyed their first victories at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Monterrey on Sunday (19).
The perceived wisdom is that athletics is an individual sport. But there are three amigos from Canada who would beg to differ.
Canadian athletes had an impressive showing in front of their home crowd in the start of the athletics tournament of the Pan American Games at York University in Toronto, picking up five gold medals.
Chris Erickson came from behind to win the Australian men’s 50km race walk title at Melbourne’s Fawkner Park on Sunday (14), effectively ensuring his selection for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing.