Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
Join our Newsletter

UPDATE: Two world records broken during Spruce Capital meet at Masich Place

Christa Bortignon from West Vancouver broke the world record for in the 200m for women 85-89 years old Friday night in Prince George at the Spruce Capital Meet hosted by the Prince George Track & Field Club at Masich Place.

Christa ran the race in 39.68 seconds.

Christa beat the record of 41.58 set by Emiko Saito, 86, in Kofu, Japan in 2017.

Christa also broke the triple jump world record Saturday with a jump of 6.36 m, beating her old record of 6.16 m.

These are Christa's eighth and ninth world records set in 2022 with more (hopefully) to come.

Christa has earned at least 45 world records in her track and field career, which started when she was 72 years old as a way to keep fit and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, Christa will participate in the fun family 4 x 100m relay that will see four generations of her family who resides in Prince George participate.

Family is behind the inspiration to attend the meet in Prince George, Christa said.

The elite athlete said she is looking forward to what Saturday brings as she participates in the 100m, long jump, triple jump, of course, the fun family relay if the weather cooperates.