Sask. The 80-year-old breaks her 13th track and field world record

State championships symbolize the end of a season for many athletes. But for Carol Lafayette-Boyd, it’s a warm-up for national and international athletics meetings.

“I must have actually started exercising when I was 49, but I never ran until I was 50,” said LaFayette-Boyd.

The 80-year-old competes in the sprint, long jump and triple jump. She’s back on track after an injury in 2019 saw her sidelined.

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On Saturday, she crossed the finish line in the 200-meter dash in 34.90 seconds, beating the previous world record by almost half a second.

Lafayette-Boyd now holds 13 world records, but being part of track and field history isn’t even her favorite part of the sport.

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“Meeting other people and seeing the same athletes keep coming out,” LaFayette-Boyd said. “Everyone is so good to each other.”

Lafayette-Boyd grew up in Rosetown and now resides in Regina. She is also a great-grandmother and is revered in the athletics community.

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“She’s a phenomenal athlete, she’s committed, she puts in the time, she pushes herself, she’s one of those all-round wonderful athletes,” said Kyle Williams, athletics meeting chair and longtime friend.

Lafayette-Boyd has no plans to hang up her spikes. It sees itself in competition in the coming decades.

“There are three ladies, two in the United States who are 104 years old and one woman in India who is 105 years old,” said LaFayette-Boyd. “I’m definitely going there. If they continue, I will follow in their footsteps.”

In the short term, her only focus is on her next meeting, the Canadian Masters Athletics Championships in Regina in late July.

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