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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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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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WALKER OF THE WEEK 16 year old Queensland walker Katie Hayward walked a superb 5000m time of 22:23.87 on the Gold Coast on Saturday. It was a 32 sec PB and must have been a State Record. But more importantly, it is a very significant performance, given that next July sees the 10th World Youth …

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WALKER OF THE WEEK Dane Bird-Smith is my Walker of the Week this time around, compliments of his fine win in the ‘Around Lake Taihu’ 4 day international race in Wuzhong, China, last week. First launched in 2013, the competition includes four stages that are held in different scenic areas – one stage each day …

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