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Olympic medallist Evan Dunfee is ready to conquer his next challenge: politics

Dunfee announced his bid for the 2022 B.C. municipal election, but racewalking is not on his backburner yet

Olympic racewalking bronze medallist Evan Dunfee announced that he is ready to tackle his next challenge: running for city council in his hometown of Richmond, B.C. Dunfee announced this news in an interview with VanColour, a TV show discussing pop culture and politics.

Although Dunfee announced his bid for the 2022 municipal election, race walking is not on his backburner yet. Dunfee plans on racing at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Ore., and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, U.K. “Since the election isn’t until Oct. 15, 2022, I plan to devote my time to my municipal campaign until after next year’s Commonwealth Games,” Dunfee said.

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“Over the pandemic, I have fallen in love with municipal politics,” Dunfee said. “Growing up in Richmond has given me a unique lens, and I have decided I want to run for Richmond city council.”

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Evan Dunfee races at the Rio Olympics in 2106. Photo via Athletics Canada.

Dunfee took home the bronze medal in the last Olympic 50km race walking event at Tokyo 2020, as it was voted discontinued by the IOC.