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Canada Team for World Race Walking Cup

Bruno Carriere - Canada Walk

Bruno Carriere - Canada Walk

Athletics Canada’s entry in the 2012 IAAF World Race Walking Cup has arrived in Saransk, Russia and is ready to face competitors from over 60 other countries this weekend.  Large crowds are expected to gather around the 2-kilometre loop road course situated in the heart of the capital of the Republic of Mordovia.     

The senior men’s 20-kilometre race is scheduled for 6:15pm (MSK) and will feature Canadian record holder Inaki Gomez of Vancouver, B.C.  Racing alongside Gomez will be Bruno Carrière of Lachute, Que., Creighton Connolly of Vancouver, B.C., Evan Dunfee of Richmond, B.C.and Benjamin Thorne of Kitmat, B.C.

Rachel Seaman of Peterborough, Ont., and Nicola Evangelista of Vancouver, B.C., will race on Sunday in the senior women’s 20-kilometre race at 1:20 (MSK).  Seaman recently set a new Canadian record in the women’s 20-kilometre race walk at an event in Naumburg, Germany.


Athlete Hometown Personal Coach
Senior men
Bruno Carrière Lachute, Que. Tim Seaman
Creighton Connolly Vancouver, B.C. Stafford Whalen
Evan Dunfee Richmond, B.C. Gerry Dragomir
Inaki Gomez Vancouver, B.C. Gerry Dragomir
Benjamin Thorne Kitmat, B.C. Gerry Dragomir
Senior Women
Nicola Evangelista Vancouver, B.C. Gerry Dragomir
Rachel Seaman Peterborough, Ont. Tim Seaman