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Feature09 Nov 2020

After world record in Taicang, Liang eyeing four-hour barrier

Before the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018, even the country’s most senior athletics journalists were not quite familiar with Liang Rui.

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Feature07 Sep 2020

Remembering Thompson’s 1960 Olympic 50km race walk triumph on its 60th anniversary

Don Thompson looked anything but an Olympic champion.

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Feature14 Apr 2020

Olympic title defence uncertain, Toth focuses on bigger picture

Matej Toth hopes his body can withstand one extra of year of training in his push to claim back-to-back Olympic 50km race walk titles in Tokyo next year.

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News04 Dec 2019

Venue and schedule approved for 2020 Olympic marathon and race walks

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that Sapporo Odori Park in Hokkaido was approved by the IOC as the venue for the marathon and race walk events at the IOC Executive Board meeting held today in Lausanne, Switzerland. This followed confirmation from World Athletics.

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News27 Nov 2019

2019 review: race walks

Our end-of-year reviews continue with a recap of 2019’s best race walking action.

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Report27 Oct 2019

Kawano breaks Japanese 50km race walk record in Takahata

Masatora Kawano booked his place on Japan’s 2020 Olympic team by winning the 50km race walk in Takahata in a national record of 3:36:45 on Sunday (27).

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Feature17 Oct 2019

After digging deep in Doha, Dunfee sets sights on next big targets

“You can do this. You know this. You got this.” When the fatigue was reaching a crescendo, when Evan Dunfee’s legs and arms and lungs and heart were held ransom by the slow, torturous pain of the 50km race walk, this was his negotiation strategy. This was his way out.

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Report29 Sep 2019

Report: women's 50km race walk - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

For an event that has a reputation for being so unpredictable – especially when combined with challenging conditions – the women’s 50km race walk went largely to the formbook.

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Report29 Sep 2019

Report: men's 50km race walk - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

History was made in more ways than one in the men’s 50km race walk at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 as Saturday (28) merged into Sunday (29).

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Previews20 Sep 2019

Preview: men's 50km race walk - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

His performance at the 2016 Olympic Games may be remembered for all the wrong reasons, but since then Yohann Diniz has barely put a foot wrong.

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Previews20 Sep 2019

Preview: women's 50km race walk - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Much has changed in the fast-evolving world of women’s 50km race walking since Ines Henriques won the world title in London two years ago.

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Press Release08 Jul 2019

Ratified: Liu’s world 50km race walk record and Ingebrigtsen’s world U20 indoor 1500m record

Liu Hong’s world 50km race walk record of 3:59:15 and Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s world U20 indoor 1500m record of 3:36.02 have been ratified.

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