Evan Dunfee (born September 28, 1990) is a Canadian race walker and Olympian. He set the Canadian records in the 50 kilometres race walk (at 3:41:38) at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he placed 4th.
|Born||September 28, 1990|
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb)|
He competed for his national team in the 50K walk at the 2013 World Championships, finishing in under 4 hours at 3:59:28. He won a bronze medal with his team at the 2013 World University Games where two of the winning Russian race walkers, Denis Strelkov and Andrey Ruzavin have since been suspended for doping violations. Dunfee is the 2012 champion and record holder for the 20 km walk at the NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics. He was the silver medalist at the Athletics at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie. He has several near misses finishing fourth at the 2009 Pan American Race Walking Cup, the 2013 Pan American Race Walking Cup, 2015 Pan American Race Walking Cup and the 2012 Oceania Race Walking Championships and sixth at the 2010 Commonwealth Games usually very close to teammate and training partner Gomez.
Dunfee grew up and currently lives in Richmond, British Columbia, training up to 50 km a day. He attended Kingswood Elementary in Richmond, British Columbia. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. In his free time, he writes for Canadian Running Magazine. His work has been quoted by Associated Press and Inside the Games. Additionally, he is a KidSport ambassador. In 2018, in support of KidSport's 25th anniversary, he raised funds and walked 25km a day for 25 days.
In July 2016, he was named to Canada's Olympic team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. In the 50-kilometre race walk, Hirooki Arai of Japan initially finished third. He was then disqualified for making contact with Dunfee, but Arai's medal was reinstated on a further appeal. Dunfee advised the Canadian team against making a further appeal. Dunfee set a new Canadian record in the event. He also competed in the 20-kilometre race walk, placing tenth.
|10 km||40:19 min||Moncton, New Brunswick||June 22, 2013|
|20 km||1:20:13 hrs||Taicang||May 4, 2014|
|50 km||3:41:38 hrs||Rio de Janeiro||August 19, 2016|
|5000 m||18:53.06 min||Vancouver, British Columbia||April 5, 2014|
|10,000 m||39:21.30 min||Coquitlam, British Columbia||June 11, 2016|
|20,000 m||1:25:15.0 hrs (ht)||Calgary, Alberta||June 25, 2011|
†: Guest appearance out of competition.
- Dunfee, Evan, My journey
- Participants / DUNFEE Evan, Commonwealth Games Federation, retrieved May 18, 2015
- "LinkedIn Profile".
- Hossain, Asif (July 11, 2016). "Athletics Canada nominates largest squad to Team Canada for Rio". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 11, 2016.