Earl Fee, Ed Whitlock team for M80 indoor WR in 4×400 relay
Christa in triple jump.
Marathon superstar Ed Whitlock
and long-sprint/middle-distance legend Earl Fee
would rarely face each other on the track, but a relay? Teammates! They and two other M80s вЂ” Ray Wardle
and Bill Thompson
вЂ” joined Sunday at the Canadian Masters Athletics Championships to set a 4×400 indoor world record of 6:06.23, beating the listed WR of 6:34.65 by a Canadian team including Ed in 2011. The same four also ran the 4x200m relay Saturday, my sources say, setting a new Ontario and Canadian record, in a time of 2:33.41. Ed also ran on a 4x800m relay on Saturday, before his leg in the 4×200.В Christa Bortignon,
76, triple-jumped 7.59 meters (24-11) to break her own W75 WR of 7.43 (24-4 1/2). She was North Central America Caribbean World Masters Athletics Female Athlete of the Year in 2012, after setting 10 world records. Canadian indoor nationals results are here.
Thanks to Doug Smith
for these photos!
Earl on left and Ed on right were in good standing with two others gents for WR.
March 18, 2013