The 2017 IAAF Race Walking Challenge continued last Sunday with the first of two Mexican stages, that of Ciudad Juarez. The meet featured elite 20km walks for men and women and the races had both a strong Mexican and international mixture. Good race report and photos at http://www.marciadalmondo.com/eng/dettagli_news.aspx?id=2741. IAAF correspondent Javier Clavelo Robinson has also …

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The Queen’s message is being placed in the Queens baton for the Commonwealth Games today and it will be carried inside the Baton over 388 days before being read out at the Opening Ceremony, on the Gold Coast, Australia. The message is read aloud by The Queen or a representative of the Queen. Passport? Check! …

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The huge annual Chinese National Race Walking Grand Prix was held last weekend in Huangshan. The meet included their National 50km championships (men and women) which were also their official World Championships trials. My comments are taken from Vincent Wu’s IAAF report: https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/niu-clocks-50km-world-lead-huangshang. Despite the absence of Olympic medalists Wang Zhen, Chen Ding and Cai …

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The Commonwealth Games, Queen’s Baton Relay nominations open tomorrow 5 March 2017. The journey of the baton will be revealed and anyone can nominate to be a Baton bearer in the relay.     #QBR2018 https://www.gc2018.com/ The baton will travel around Australia for 100 days. If you know anyone who has race walked in a …

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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is an eleven day sporting competition from 4-15 April 2018. Tickets will be available via a Ticket Request phase with further details on this process to be released in April 2017 on the web site. Sports: Athletics Badminton Basketball Beach Volleyball Boxing Cycling – Mountain Bike Cycling – Mountain …

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Is South Africa set to step down from hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games? From early reports, it seems like this will be the case. My Personal View: Personally, I feel that hosting a championship of this level would be to the detriment of our country. Yes, the games would create jobs, temporary jobs but jobs. …

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