Race walking legend and London Sports Hall of Fame inductee, June-Marie Provost died July 12, 2019 in London.
Known by all as June-Marie, she didn’t enter the world of athletics until 1990 at the age of 56. From there she went on to wow race-walkers throughout Canada, much of the United States and around the world. She competed in every continent with the exception of Antarctica.
She made the podium in eleven world championships representing Canada winning 18 gold medals, seven silvers, and two bronzes.
In her very first race, June-Marie took first place in a 3,000 metre Ontario seniors’ indoor competition in Hamilton, setting a Canadian record in the process.
Added to her London Sports Hall of Fame honour were spots in the Canadian and Ontario Masters’ Halls of Fame.
May she rest in peace.
Her induction video is available elsewhere on our website.