Alexis Brings Home Trio of Global Medals

When the recent World Masters Championships in Athletics wrapped up in Lyon, France last week, masters sprinting superstar Wendy Alexis had some precious medals to declare on her customs form. The 60 year old sprinter left her mark in both the W60 100m and 200m as well as as a member of Canada’s 4x100m relay team, picking up three medals in total.

Alexis kicked off her medal haul in the 100m with bronze in a time of 14.35 seconds while running into a stiff headwind. The time was slightly off her seasonal best of 14.19 set in Twilight Meet #7. Compatriot Karla Del Grande took gold, while Brit Caroline Powell was second.

The podium in the women’s W60 200m had an eerily similar feel as the trio replicated their performances, medal for medal. Alexis ran under her seasonal best of 30.00 seconds enroute to her bronze medal, including a time of 29.62 seconds in the final. Del Grande’s winning time was 28.88.

Following her individual efforts, Alexis would team up with Del Grande, Lynda Turner and Susanne Lauridsen for gold in the 4x100m relay. The women’s finished in 59.02 seconds.

Other Lions results from Worlds include:

Serge Faucher – M45 4x100m – 45.77 (5th)
Serge Faucher – M50 5x400m – 3:54.41 (6th)
Dave Kary – M55 800m – 2:14.00 (14th)
Marta Piresferreira – W70 100m – 19.84 (15th)
Serge Faucher – M50 400 – 55.67 (17th)
Serge Faucher – M50 200m – 25.17 (19th)
Dave Kary – M55 1500m – 4:45.31 (25th)
Serge Faucher – M50 800m – 2:14.46 (29th)
Marino Sani – M55 100m – 13.58 (33rd)
Marino Sani – M55 200m – 27.95 (37th)