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The Shakeout Podcast: Lessons in Ageing

Masters women defy age and gender norms

Lyndsay Tessier and Catherine Watkins have established themselves as two of Canada’s best marathon runners. Both of these women set Canadian Masters records at the Berlin Marathon in September. At ages 40 and 47 respectively, they are defying age norms by running nationally competitive personal best times later in life.

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Today was a good day ! 2:40:11 for a new marathon PB and a pending new Canadian marathon 45+ record. Thanks so much to everyone for all the beautiful messages, I am seriously overwhelmed by the support I’ve received . So far 47 has started out as a good year ! Also a I must say a huge congrats to my @bcendurance team mate @raecliff who seriously slaughtered her marathon debut with a 2:28 something and @lyndsaytessier who ran a killer 2:30 something at the age of 40. Loving this sport right now. Lastly, pretty cool to be part of the race that Eliud Kipchoge broke the world record in . Seriously what a great day ! Finish line attempted sprint photo courtesy of @alnbrookes whose cheering voice was so helpful #flystyle #fasterasamaster #hautevolée #nuunlife #nuunelite #nuunhydration #oisellevolee #voleecanada

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In this episode, new host and producer Kate Van Buskirk talks with Lyndsay and Catherine about blurring the lines between being an ‘elite athlete’ and being a ‘masters athlete’. Along with physiologist Trent Stellingwerff, they offer their advice on how you, too, can get the most out of yourself, regardless of your age.

Lyndsay Tessier
Photo: Matt Stetson.

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