When Kevin Gaiesky goes for a walk, it’s not just a leisurely stroll.
Gaiesky is a national-calibre race walker. At the 2009 youth national championships, he powered his way to a silver medal in the 1,500-metre distance. To qualify for nationals, he gave a golden performance at the B.C. finals.
Gaiesky, a Prince George Track and Field Club member who attends D.P. Todd secondary, was also a silver medallist at the 2009 B.C. high school championships. He also secured silver at the 2008 high school provincials, even though he was one of the youngest athletes in the field.
Gaiesky has shown tremendous discipline in his training because the PGTFC does not have a designated race walking coach.