14/06/2021   Burnaby (CAN): Evan Dunfee 38: 39.72 in 10,000m track walk - New Canada record



The Harry Jerome Classic in Burnaby, B.C. this Saturday saw a few exciting results, but it was race walker Evan Dunfee’s performance in the 10,000m race walk that eclipsed all others. The Olympian from Richmond, B.C., crossed the line in 38:39.72, nearly 15 seconds ahead of his previous national record of 38:54.20, wich he set in 2019. 


The 30-year-old, who also holds the Canadian record in the 50K race walk, has already been selected the Canadian Olympic Team for the 50K. This will be his second Olympics, after placing fourth in the 50K race walk at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.



Sometimes, when you know you’re good and feeling in terrific race form, it’s OK to bet on yourself.

That was the case Saturday for Canadian racewalk  Evan Dunfee who decided that even though he would essentially be circling the Swangard Stadium track on his own in the 10,000 metres, his two-year-old national record was about to fall.

Dunfee he had also provided a forecast of the passages that we present in the following table






With the lapped Tyler Wilson being disqualified and Katelynn Ramage dropping out of the mixed event a quarter of the way through, Dunfee was a solitary figure as he walked on in seemingly effortless style, finishing in 38 minutes:39.72 seconds. That smashed his previous mark by nearly 15 seconds and was the fastest time in the world this season.






Training has been going really well,” said Dunfee, a 30-year-old from Richmond and a 2019 world championships bronze medalist in the 50K racewalk. “I had a 5K time trial last week and went 9:15, so I was like OK, I know it’s in the cards. I know I’m fit, so let’s give it a crack.


I put (the record) out there this morning, put all my cards on the table, telling people I’m going for it. No outs. Just put it on the books and see what happens. It was a lot of fun to just call my shot.






Risultati ufficiali - Official results








Mark Competitor Nat Venue Date
38:39.72 Evan DUNFEE CANCAN Burnaby (CAN) 12 JUN 2021
38:40.92 Miguel Ángel LÓPEZ ESPESP Cartagena (ESP) 17 APR 2021
38:44.66 David HURTADO ECUECU Guayaquil (ECU) 18 APR 2021
39:05.85 Callum WILKINSON GBRGBR Newport (GBR) 06 MAR 2021
39:08.33 Brian Daniel PINTADO ECUECU Guayaquil (ECU) 18 APR 2021
39:11.65 Byeongkwang CHOE KORKOR Yecheon (KOR) 21 APR 2021
39:14.6h Rhydian COWLEY AUSAUS Melbourne (AUS) 31 JAN 2021
39:17.4h Declan TINGAY AUSAUS Melbourne (AUS) 31 JAN 2021
39:21.13 Eduard ZABUZHENKO UKRUKR Ivano-Frankivsk (UKR) 30 MAY 2021
10  39:34.97 Iván LÓPEZ ESPESP Cartagena (ESP) 17 APR 2021