Couldn’t have happened to a nicer or more humble guy. Can you imagine…. walking 50 km ( 31 miles ) in 4:05….That’s crazy fast!!!!
Philip Dunn is one of my racewalking idols, and last year I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Portland Marathon . Oddly enough, he didn’t racewalk the marathon … he did that weird thing with the ski poles ( Nordic walking. ) He came in 1st place of course, which didn’t surprise me a bit. He occasionally teaches racewalking clinics with Dave Mc Govern and also belongs to my local walking club.
This will be Philips 2nd 3rd time at the Olympics and I know it’s been a long hard road for him to get there. Unlike some Olympians , the last time I spoke with Philip , he was working a part time job to support his new family AND still managed to maintain a full time workout schedule ……That’s a phenomenal feat in itself.
Good luck Philip ..We’re all so proud of you!