W90 Heather Lee stomps on guys, her own WRs in two racewalks Down Under

Heather Lee raises her arms after finishing the 10th lap of a 1K walk circuit, setting another W90 WR in the event.

Last Sunday, Aussie star Heather Lee beat M70 Brendon Hyde and M60 Christopher Worsnop in a 10K road walk at the Pan Pacific Masters Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Sorry, fellas. But it wasn’t just a victory of the sexes. Heather is 91 (turning 92 this weekend).

In clicking to a time of 1:24:21, she also lowered her own listed W90 world record of 1:25:28, set last April in Perth. And just for a warmup, she won gold in the track 3K walk in 24:45.29 — bettering her own listed WR of 24:56.97. (But I’ve also been told that no walks judges were arrayed around the track, so her mark may not be ratified.) She won the 5K walk in 42:06.13, a minute behind her listed WR of 41:04.87. Whew, Ms. Lee! Take a nap!

(Complete results are here, BTW.)

Simon Butler-White writes from Down Under: “I don’t know how she keeps getting faster. (Actually, I do: she trains hard, has a great personal trainer, and is very determined, motivated and goal-driven. It’s a good recipe for success.)”

And she does it with a smile. Check out this video from her 10K:

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Ken Stone
Ken has followed track as an athlete, writer and webmaster since the late 1960s, and saw most sessions of track and field at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He also attended the 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Trials. He worked for 10 newspapers and now reports for Times of San Diego. Write him at TrackCEO@aol.com or kens@timesofandiego.com. Story tips always welcome!

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