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The Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia, starts on the 4th of April 2018. Tickets for the Games go on sale today https://www.gc2018.com/tickets#home General information about the Games sourced from this site – The 20km race walk for men and women will be a free event on 8 April 2018 held along the Currumbin Beach front, …

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The annual Naumburg Classic, held last Sunday over a 1km out and back course in the German city of Naumburg, saw fresh temperatures, a warm sun early and hail in the last few kms – at least it didn’t snow! It’s hard deciding how to present the results, given that the results for the international …

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My report on the latest IAAF Racewalking Challenge event in Taicang, China, is taken from Vincent Wu’s report for the IAAF (see https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/lu-bonfim-iaaf-race-walk-challenge-taicang). 20km Women The races were staged under sunny and hot conditions with the temperature soaring over 20C after the start of the women’s race at 8:00am. 23-year-old World silver medallist Lu Xiuzhi, …

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The good news is that our world wide campaign to keep the 50km racewalk on the international calendar and the 2020 Olympics has been successful. The online petition (https://www.change.org/p/ioc-iaaf-keep-the-50km-race-walk-in-the-olympics) was an amazing effort, given the one week timeframe. It ensured the issue got huge amounts of sympathetic traction in the world media and, as a …

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Saturday saw the latest European Athletics racewalk permit meet (and Czech championships) in the Czech city of Podebrady (see http://www.podebrady-walking.cz/en/). As usual, Emmanuel Tardi was there and reported on what was a wonderful walking carnival, from both depth and quality perspectives. The course was a fast one, with a 1km rectangular loop in the city …

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Over the last few years, we have seen attempts being made to “improve” the stature of race walking by the IAAF and other governing bodies with new rules being enforced like the “Pit Lane” rule for junior & youth walkers along with the soon to be introduced “Shoe Monitoring Software(Still to be cofirmed)“. Both these rules, …

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