Karla Del Grande scored yet another world record, this time in the W65 200m, at the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Toruń, Poland this week. And Paul Osland, who won silver medals in the M55 800m on Friday and the 1,500m on Saturday, set a new Canadian age group record of 2:08.12 in the 800m.
Osland’s record eclipses the previous record of of 2:09.06, set by Mike Sherar, who won bronze in the same race on Friday in Toruń. Both men train at the University of Toronto Track Club.
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Del Grande’s new world record of 29.73s in the W65 200m is just a hair under Ingrid Meier of Germany’s previous record of 30.1s, set in 2012.