Saturday, 28 April 2012

Olympic Update!...and a cool trailer

Breaking news on Canadian racewalker Rachel Seaman. This is from the Athletics Canada website:

Rachel Seaman lowers Canadian mark; 12 Canadians register Olympic Standards

Monday, April 23, 2012

On Saturday in Namburg, Germany Peterbough, Ont’s Rachel Seaman established a new Canadian record in the 20-kilometre race walk with a time of 1:33:05, dipping below the Olympic A standard and bettering the Canadian record of 1:33:33 which she set last season. This marks the fourth time that Rachel improves the Canadian record.

In other "news", check out this trailer for a documentary on Henry Laskau and Tim Seaman:

If you've never heard of Henry Laskau, google him. He was a very interesting person who experienced absolutely horrific situations in his life; he became an amazing racewalking athlete.


  1. 20K in 1:33, wow that is fast! I really do need to see one of these events someday.

  2. I couldn't watch the trailer on YouTube. I kept getting a message about a copyright violation. If anyone else has this problem, I was able to watch it on Vimeo at I am inspired by his story.

    Also, congratulations to Rachel Seaman for her accomplishment.

  3. Hmm - works for me - anyone else have this problem? I'll try to change the link; maybe that will help.

  4. It may be a copyright issue in the US but not Canada. Who knows?