Wardle wins triple gold in Costa Rica

It was a perfect weekend for masters runner Ray Wardle. The 81 year old sprinter capped off his summer season with three golds at the North, Central American and Caribbean Masters Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Kicking things off with the 400m final on Friday, Wardle ran a seasonal best of 1:29.54 to win by a commanding 37 seconds ahead of Eduardo Cruz Monge of Costa Rica. Wardle had run 1:32 enroute to winning the Canadian championship last weekend in Toronto.

Wardle continued his domination Saturday in the 100m, winning in a time of 17.35 seconds, more than two seconds ahead of Cruz Monge again. Ray pushed Cruz Monge back to silver for a third time in Sunday’s 200m final, as he won in 36.91 – more than 6.5 seconds faster than the Costa Rican.