International Women’s Day is coming up. In honour of the occasion, this week we talk with one of the most dominant masters sprinters Canada has ever produced.

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Karla Del Grande has more than a few accolades to her name. She holds 9 world records, plus 25 individual and 10 relay Canadian records in events ranging from 60m to 400m. She is a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Masters Athletics Hall of Fame. She was also recently named the World Masters Athletics Female Athlete of the year in sprints.

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World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships
Karla Del Grande and Wendy Alexis win gold and silver in the W60 60m final at World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in 20. Photo: Doug Smith.

But her love of track is about so much more than re-writing record books; she’s on a mission to inspire others to redefine their boundaries and discover a love of sport for life.  


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