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Olivia Lundman


Olivia Lundman qualified for the first Olympic marathon race walk mixed relay at the 2024 World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships. She competed there alongside her coach and role model, Olympic medallist Evan Dunfee, as they claimed the 21st of 22 spots available in the event for Paris 2024.

Lundman began competing in race walking in 2019. That year, she won the 3000m race walk at the Canadian U18 Championships and finished fourth in the 5000m race walk at the NACAC U18 Championships.

In 2022, Lundman won gold in the 10km race walk at the Canadian U20 Championships. She also competed at the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships for the first time and at the World Athletics U20 Championships. She won gold in the 20,000m race walk at the 2023 Canadian Championships.

Lundman is the Canadian U20 record holder in the women’s 5000m, 10,000m, and 20km race walk events.

A Little More About Olivia

Getting into the Sport: Attended her first track and field practice at age 10… Always loved trying new events so when someone suggested race walking she jumped at the opportunity and was fortunate that her club had a race walk coach… Outside Interests: Studying kinesiology at the University of British Columbia… Mental health advocate who runs her own mental health initiative “Beneath the Surface” and is involved with the UBC and Vancouver Community chapters of… Odds and Ends: Inspired by her coach, Evan Dunfee, for his talent and his passionate and determined approach to everything… Collects keychains from every country she visits as a national team competitor…

Notable International Results

World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships: 2024 – 26th (marathon race walk mixed relay); 2022 – 15th (10km race walk)

World Athletics U20 Championships: 2022 – 13th (10,000m race walk)

Pan American Race Walking Cup: 2023 – 12th (20km race walk)