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Race Walking


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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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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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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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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WALKER OF THE WEEK VRWC walker Michelle Thompson is my Walker of the Week for her fine walk in the annual 28 Heures de Roubaix which was held in France last weekend. Michelle, known for her many ultra distance walking feats here in Australia, decided to test herself out with a race in one of …

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