Forty four year old Collingwood Harriers and VRWC walker Pramesh Prasad has been pushing his limits after breaking 4 national records in one year.
Pramesh was an international representative for Fiji in Racewalking in the 1990’s winning gold in the 1993 Pacific Mini Games, Vanuatu and a silver medal in 1991 Pacific Games in PNG.
He also represented Fiji at the 1995 IAAF Racewalking World Cup in Beijing, China. This was Fiji’s first participation in the World Cup and Pramesh was in the 20km team alongside brothers Dip and Prandeep Chand. Pramesh retired straight after those games and then returned to training and competition in March 2016.
It’s been a case of personal best after personal best since then and has gone from strength to strength. That showed in his 2018 performance after breaking and setting 4 national records.
Pramesh now proudly holds more national records than any other Male Fiji athlete, these records consists of:
- 5km Walk
- 10km Walk
- 30km Walk and
- 50k Walk
In early September, Pramesh was announced as the winner of the Norman Goble Trophy in Victoria, Australia. A Perpetual Trophy awarded for the most points earned in the Men’s Victorian Racewalking Championships.