September 28, 1990|
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
Evan Dunfee (born September 28, 1990 in Richmond, British Columbia) is a Canadian race walker and Olympian. He set the Canadian records in the 20 kilometres race walk (at 1:20:13) and the 15 km walk in progress (at 1:00:06+) at the 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Taicang, China. Both records also count as North American area records. At the 2016 Summer Olympics he set a new Canadian record in the 50 kilometres race walk, where he placed 4th.
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 lives in Richmond, British Columbia, training up to 50 km a day while also studying Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and also went to Kingswood Elementary and Graduated in 2003. In his free time he is an active blogger both for his own diary and for Athletics Canada where he is the leading journalist/investigator of the doping scandal and coverup surrounding Russian coach Viktor Chegin. His work has been quoted by Associated Press and Inside the Games
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||22 Jun 2013|
|20 km||1:20:13 hrs||Taicang||4 May 2014|
|50 km||3:41:38 hrs||Rio de Janeiro||19 Aug 2016|
|5000 m||18:53.06 min||Vancouver, British Columbia||5 Apr 2014|
|10,000 m||39:55.52 min||Coquitlam, British Columbia||15 Jul 2012|
|20,000 m||1:25:15.0 hrs (ht)||Calgary, Alberta||25 Jun 2011|
†: Guest appearance out of competition.
- Dunfee, Evan, My journey
- Participants / DUNFEE Evan, Commonwealth Games Federation, retrieved May 18, 2015
- Hossain, Asif (11 July 2016). "Athletics Canada nominates largest squad to Team Canada for Rio". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 July 2016.