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Previews13 Apr 2017

Chen and Lu lead strong local fields in Taicang

Defending champions Pedro Daniel Gomez of Mexico and local walker Wang Yingliu will return to the 2017 IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting in Taicang on Saturday (15), but both will face a serious challenge.

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Previews06 Aug 2016

Preview: men's 20km race walk – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Miguel Angel Lopez produced one of the shocks of the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 when the Spaniard came through strongly over the last two kilometres to leave the highly-rated Chinese race walkers floundering in his wake on their home soil.

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News20 Apr 2016

Liu and Chen lead China’s team for Rome

China’s team for the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016 on 7-8 May will be led by world champion Liu Hong and Olympic champion Chen Ding.

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News17 Aug 2015

Race walkers Chen and Liu lead China’s team for IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

Hosts China have assembled 73 athletes on their team for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, their largest ever squad at a world championships, spearheaded by a group of elite race walkers including Olympic champion Chen Ding and world record-holder Liu Hong.

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Report06 Jun 2015

Liu breaks 20km race walk world record in La Coruna

China’s Liu Hong broke the women’s 20km race walk world record* with 1:24:38 at the Gran Premio Cantones de Marcha – the Spanish leg of the 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge in La Coruna – on Saturday (6).

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Previews04 Jun 2015

Chen, Wang, Lopez and Hong form formidable fields in La Coruna

A mouth-watering line-up has been assembled at the Gran Premio Cantones de Marcha – the Spanish leg of the 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge – on Saturday (6) in La Coruna, a city which has annually hosted this world-class competition since 1987.

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Report01 May 2015

Chen and Duan continue China’s race walking dominance in Taicang

Olympic champion Chen Ding led all the way from the start to secure his first victory at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting in Taicang on Friday (1) while IAAF World Race Walking Cup junior winner Duan Dandan upset a strong field in the women’s race to maintain China’s dominance.

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Previews29 Apr 2015

Chen Ding the star attraction in Taicang

Olympic 20km race walk champion Chen Ding will be the star attraction at the 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Taicang as he aims to maintain local race walkers’ dominance in the south-east Chinese city on Friday (1).

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Press Release03 Feb 2015

Top Chinese athletes mark 200-day countdown to IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

With 200 days to go until the Chinese capital hosts the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, seven leading athletes have been made ambassadors of the championships, which will run from 22-30 August.

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02 May 2014

Press conference highlights – IAAF World Race Walking Cup Taicang 2014

The impressive Taicang Library and Museum Centre, situated alongside the actual course itself, was the splendid venue for the traditional pre-event press conference ahead of the 26th IAAF World Race Walking Cup on Friday (2).

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Previews30 Apr 2014

Senior men's race preview – IAAF World Race Walking Cup Taicang 2014

Familiar foes are ready to do battle at the 26th IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Taicang over the coming weekend (3-4) as China and Russia once again stand out as main contenders for the individual and team gold medals in the two senior men’s events.

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Press Release04 Apr 2014

Expectations are high for host nation in Taicang – IAAF World Race Walking Cup

China has only once before hosted the IAAF World Race Walking Cup. At the 1995 edition in Beijing, the host nation won gold in every discipline, doubling their all-time gold medal count at the event in one fell swoop.

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