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Kajaks athlete part of record-setting Masters team

By Hannah Scott

Published 3:18 PDT, Tue September 13, 2022

Richmond Kajaks athlete Fred Pawluk was part of a Masters relay team that set a world record at the August Masters Multi-Events Championships.

The BC Masters Championships was held on Aug. 13 and 14 and the Multi-Event Championships on Aug. 27 and 28. Both events took place at the South Surrey Athletic Park.

The men’s 4x800m relay team, whose members are aged 75 to 79, finished the run with a time of 12:27.64.

“Individually and collectively we were quite elated,” says Pawluk. “We did  the equivalent of high fives with our fists a number of times and congratulated each (runner) for their contribution.”

Pawluk says he is motivated by a sense of accomplishment. He also competed in the individual 400m run at the BC Masters Championships.

“Maintaining a healthy lifestyle via running is uppermost. Competing is icing on the cake,” he adds.

Masters athletes range in age from 45 to 79. 

Other Kajaks competing at the BC Masters Championships were Nicole Carlos (age 45-49 shot put, weight throw, discus, hammer, javelin, and super  weight), Avril Douglas (age 75-79 100m, 200m, and 400m), Zoltan Durgo (age 60- 64 shot put, weight throw, discus, hammer, and super weight), and Tamás Revoczi (age 50-54 200m).

Other Kajaks competing at the Masters Multi-Event Championships were Nicole Carlos (women’s weight pentathlon), Zoltan Durgo (men’s weight pentathlon), and Tamás Revoczi (age 50-54 100m and 400m).

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