Karla del Grande of Toronto set new world records in both the 100m and 200m for women aged 65-69 at the World Masters Athletics Championships

Karla del Grande breaks world records in both 100m and 200m at World Masters Athletics Championships in Malaga, Spain.  The Toronto runner has been racking up accolades since she began competing on the track in 2002 at age 49, Del Grande trains with Variety Village in Toronto. Del Grande ran 28.83 in the 200m and 14.04 in the 100m in Malaga. The previous records for both were held by Nadine O’Connor of the U.S. Del Grande also lowered the Canadian records in both distances earlier this summer in Surrey, B.C. Del Grande has a long history of success on the track at the masters level and has held numerous Canadian records in the sprints in various age categories. She has been named the Ontario Masters Athletics’ Female Masters Athlete of the Year six times.

posted Monday September 10th