Nfld. & Labrador

A record-breaking night at the Labrador Winter Games

It was a record-breaking end of the week for the "Olympics of the North," as the Labrador Winter Games saw one of its most popular and physically taxing events: the Northern games.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay's Abi Hanrahan Miller achieved a high kick of over seven feet

Labrador Winter Games - Record-breaking Northern Games

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It was a record-breaking end of the week for the “Olympics of the north” as the Labrador Winter Games saw one of its most popular and physically taxing events: the Northern Games.

It was a record-breaking end of the week for the "Olympics of the North," as the Labrador Winter Games held one of its most popular and physically taxing events: the Northern games.

Born out of traditional skill-building games practised in Inuit communities during the long dark winter, the Northern games test strength, agility, flexibility and endurance.

The event includes the Labrador hurdles, over the rope, the one-foot high kick and the seal race. 

Neko Dyson beat his own previous record at the seal crawl, previously 12.29 seconds, coming in at 12.1 seconds.

Chantelle Bursey won the over-the-rope event, making it over 47 times, beating her own previous record of 44.

A man hauls himself over a horizontal rope in the middle of a gymnasium.
Neko Dyson goes over the rope at the Northen games event. Dyson later went on to beat his own record at the seal crawl. (Danny Arsenault/CBC)

Grade 12 student Abi Hanrahan Miller of Happy Valley-Goose Bay also broke the record to take home the win in the high kick event, known locally as the seal kick.

Hanrahan Miller, who is five feet three inches tall, kicked the small stuffed seal at a height of seven feet two inches.

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With files from Anthony Germain and Danny Arsenault

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