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My report is taken from that of Emeterio Valiente (ee https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/martin-de-sena-win-la-coruna-race-walk). Men 20km Race Walk Reigning European U-23 silver medallist Álvaro Martín took an emphatic win at the XXXI Gran Premio Cantones de La Coruña 2017, the Spanish leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge. Racing in ideal conditions, Martin became the first Spanish …

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Staying in the USA but going back a week for the USATF 15km Roadwalk Championships which were held in Riverside, California. Full results at http://www.usatf.org/Events—Calendar/2017/USATF-15km-Race-Walk-Championships.aspx. Open Men 15km Championship 1. Emmanuel Corvera 24 San Diego 1:05:59 2. Nick Christie 25 El Cajon 1:09:22 3. Matt Forgues 25 Boothbay 1:10:45 4. Alexander Bellavance 19 San Diego …

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The latest IAAF Race Walking Challenge race saw Europe’s finest return to Podebrady, Czech Republic, on Sunday for the second time in just over a month. This time it pitted all the top walkers against each other in the 12th edition of the European Race Walking Cup. My race reports are taken from the European …

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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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