3000m walks were contested in the Italian Masters Indoors T&F Championships last weekend in Ancona. Rather than split into age groups, it is easier to simply present the performances in order of time. See http://www.fidal.it/risultati/2017/COD6031/Index.htm for the full results. Some impressive results in there! Masters Men 3000m Walk Indoor 1. MAGLIULO Vincenzo 1976 SM40 CE033 …

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I’ll start off the overseas reporting with what is no doubt the biggest walking carnival of the month. I never cease to be amazed at the quality and depth in Japanese racewalking championships and last Sunday’s 20km roadwalk championships meet in Kobe was no exception. Just check out the results at http://www.marciadalmondo.com/admin/pdf/risultati/19022017766Kobe_2017.pdf . The Open …

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The first Commonwealth Games was in 1930, however the discipline of race walking was not included in the Games until 1966 and it was a 20mile men’s only race. In 1978 it changed to 30km men only. In 1990 it included a 10km race walk for women. In 1998 it changed to 20km and 50km …

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ADDENDUM A further addendum to the addendum of last week when discussing the fastest 10km walks done by Australian walkers aged under 18 years. I had mentioned the performances of Declan Tingay (42:10.31) and Nathan Brill (41:07) but there are others Here are some additional performances from Brent Vallance, all done by “an age on …

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WALKER OF THE WEEK Addendum to last week when I commented that Declan Tingay’s 10km Walker of the Week performance of 42:20.31 was the fastest ever by any Australian walker aged 17. In fact, that title belongs to Nathan Brill who walked a time of 41:07 at the 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup in …

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WALKER OF THE WEEK When 9 year old Angus Hay had his first walk with the Victorian Race Walking Club in April 2013, he recorded the rather inauspicious time of 8:56 for the U9 1km. When you look at Angus now, as a 12 year old, you would hardly recognize him as the same walker. …

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