There will be a familiar face track side this fall as Paralympic running stand out Jason Dunkerley takes on a new leadership role within the Ottawa Lions. The five time Paralympian will team up with former guide runner Joshua Karanja to coach a distance running group this fall. Jason will focus his attention on the high school aged athletes.
Dunkerley, who has been a long serving member of the club had announced his retirement from competitive running before this year’s Canadian Championships. During that career Dunkerley became one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympians, capturing five Paralympic medals, including silver over 1500m and 5000m with Karanja at the 2012 London Games.
Welcome back to the track Jason! We look forward to your valuable contribution.