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World Record alert: Canadian woman sets new W75 200m world record

Carol Lafayette-Boyd of Regina, Sask. is a powerhouse on the track, as she continues to demonstrate at every meet

Carol Lafayette-Boyd, 76, of Regina, Sask. set a new world age-group record of 32.26s in the W75 200m at the 10th Canadian Masters Indoor Championships at Edmonton’s Butterdome over the weekend. Lafayette-Boyd also broke the championship meet record in the 60m and the triple jump.

 

The previous world record of 33.06s was set by Kathy Bergen of the US in 2015. Lafayette-Boyd held the previous Canadian record at 33.45s (set last year) and the meet record of 33.54s (also set last year).

More than 200 athletes took part in the meet, in which seven Canadian records and 52 meet records were broken (may include field events).  

RELATED: Patty Blanchard wins gold, breaks Canadian W60 record in 800m at World Masters

The Regina Leader Post reports that World Masters Athletics recently named Lafayette-Boyd 2018 Female Athlete of the Year.

She won five gold medals, including the 100m and 200m, at the World Masters Championships in Malaga, Spain last summer, and set a Canadian record of 33.34s in the 200m. 

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