Canadian Olympic Athlete Evan Dunfee will be race walking the 2017 BMO Vancouver Marathon. Photo: courtesy of Evan Dunfee
In his words:
I am actually here this year in Vancouver, which made it an easy decision. I think I have been away the last three years for it so it has just never worked out.
Basically in heavy training I am doing two Marathons a week (40-45KM sessions) and most of those are on my own. So to be able to get out and be surrounded by such motivated runners, I am super excited. The course is absolutely beautiful, but I am lucky there won’t be any judges out there because I don’t think I will be adhering to the one-foot on the ground rule coming down the hill from UBC!
What I am most looking forward to pulling people along to PBs…
What I am most looking forward to though is pulling people along to PB’s! No one likes getting passed by a walker so I’m hoping in those final 5KM I can push people out of fear of embarrassment to run quicker than they ever have before, which would be a job well done for me!
Evan Dunfee won the Fall Classic Half Marathon in 1:10. Photo: Preston Emerson, Go Time Photography / RUNVAN®
Dunfee won the Vancouver International Marathon Society’s last event, the Fall Classic Run at UBC in November. The Olympic race walker ran the course, before deciding to race walk the last few meters to cross the Finish Line in first. Dunfee finished with an impressive Half Marathon time of 1:10:44.
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