19/06/2021   Burnaby (CAN): Evan Dunfee still sets new Canada record, this time in 5.000m track walk (18:39.08)




The 10,000m running track race championships took place yesterday, Friday 18 June in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada as part of the Pacific Distance Carnival, an athletics event that also included two short-distance walk (5,000m track walk) reserved for men and women.
The day was ideal for a great performance; the sky was cloudy and the temperature around 18° Celsius.
5.000m track walk men
Only three athletes at the start on the track at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, but the result of the winner was of high level interest.
And it was again him, Evan Dunfee (CAN), who won with a performance of 18:39.08 which in addition to being the new personal best of the athlete (previous of 18:53.06 established on 5.4.2014 in Vancouver, CAN) is also the best seasonal performance in the world.
Here are the top 10 performances to date



  Mark Competitor Nat Venue Date
18:39.08 Evan DUNFEE CANCAN Burnaby (CAN) 18 JUN 2021
18:56.77 Declan TINGAY AUSAUS Melbourne (AUS) 27 FEB 2021
19:07.64 Federico TONTODONATI ITAITA Milano (ITA) 24 APR 2021
19:09.48 Rhydian COWLEY AUSAUS Melbourne (AUS) 27 FEB 2021
19:36.45 Marius ŽIŪKAS LTULTU Palanga (LTU) 29 MAY 2021
19:36.80 Iván LÓPEZ ESPESP Murcia (ESP) 30 JAN 2021
19:43.42 Will THOMPSON AUSAUS Melbourne (AUS) 27 FEB 2021
19:48.4h Miroslav ÚRADNÍK SVKSVK Banská Bystrica (SVK) 23 APR 2021
19:52.67 Miguel Ángel LÓPEZ ESPESP Cartagena (ESP) 05 JUN 2021
10  19:52.98 Andrea COSI ITAITA Firenze (ITA) 02 MAY 2021
Finally, as in the result obtained on Saturday 12 June 2021 on the same track at the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic on the 10,000m track walk distance (38:39.72), Evan Dunfee's performance represents Canada's new national distance record (previous of 18: 45.64 obtained on 18.2.2012 in Sydney, AUS from Inaki Gomez, CAN).
After covering the first 200m in 42:59 Evan Dunfee walked on a pace between 1:29.14 and 1:30.78 until two laps to go.
On the penultimate lap he covered the 400m in 1:28.14 (17:12.62) to finish the last 400m in 1:26.46 for a final mark of 1:39.08
Second place to Alger Liang (CAN) in 22:22.70
Third place to Kenny Ho (CAN) in 24:22.65
5.000m track walk men
In the women's test only two athletes at the start.
Victory to Olivia Lundman (CAN) in 23:58.69
Second place to Katelynn Ramage (CAN) in 26:06.60