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Sydenhamites place at World Masters Games

The 2005 World Masters Games concluded in Edmonton recently with over 21,000 athletes from 75 countries competing in 30 different sports.

Bob Harding competing in the bike portion of the Triathlon

Bob Harding of Sydenham placed 5th in the Triathlon event in the 50-59 age group. The triathlon, which consists of swimming, cycling and running, was one of the largest at the games with nearly 1,000 competitors.


Harding , who paddles for the Sydenham Lake Canoe Club,also competed in the sprint kayakevents. In the k2 event, Harding and NickBohac (also of the Sydenham Lake Club) placed 4th overall, while in the singles k1 event, Bohac placed 6th and Harding placed 11th respectively. The kayaking events were dominated by paddlers from Denmark,Australia and Russia.

The next World Masters Games are scheduled for Sydney, Australia in 2009.

Nick Bohac and Bob Harding prepare for the k2 event.

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