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June-Marie Provost
Born: 1933
Discipline: Race Walker
Years Active: 25 years of racing
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  • June-Marie ProvostAthlete LegendThe Provost File
  • Born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1933, one of 10 children
  • Began race-walking at age 56 in 1990
  • Won first race – Ontario Masters 3,000 metre indoor race-walk for women, setting a Canadian record for the 55 to 59 age group
  • Has won 18 individual gold medals at world championships, 7 individual silver medals and 2 bronze medals at the world level
  • Has raced on all continents, with the exception of Antarctica
  • Represented Canada at 11 world championships and is holder of 20 Ontario Masters records
  • Inducted into the Canadian Masters and the Ontario Masters Halls of Fame
  • Has walked almost 247,000 kilometres in training and racing, using27 pairs of shoes
  • Won her final race in 2014, setting a record in 80-85 age category for one mile
  • Participated in almost 600 races and won more than 400 medals