Veteran racewalker Tim Berrett qualified for his third straight Olympic
Games. In 1996 he was a solid 10th in the 50 kilometre walk and in 1992 he
was 14th in the 20 kilometre walk. Berrett has set numerous Canadian
records including the 20 kilometre (1:22:27.0) in 1996 at Seattle; the 50
kilometre (3:56:14) in 1991 at Saskatoon; the five kilometre (18:67.56) in
1993 at the Canadian Championships in Winnipeg.
Born in Britain, Berrett came to Canada in 1987 on a Canadian Rhodes
Foundation Scholarship. He graduated in 1986 from Oxford University in
philosophy, politics and economy and obtained a Master's degree in 1989
from Queen's University. He has been a lecturer at the University of
Alberta since 1992. His wife, Tara Croxford, was a member of the Canadian
field hockey team.
Men's 20-kilometre walk: Tim Berrett, Edmonton, was 26th.
Canada's Arturo Huerta and Tim Berrett
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