Lebogang Shange became the first African athlete to win a race in the Mexican leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Monterrey, where Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez and Andres Chocho also enjoyed a successful weekend during the two-day Memorial Jerzy Hausleber.
Colombia’s Eider Arevalo and Mexico’s Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez continued their 2017 winning streaks by taking convincing victories at the Pan American Cup, the seventh leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge, in Lima on Saturday and Sunday (13-14).
Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez was a class apart while Colombia’s Eider Arevalo came back on top after his 2014 win to highlight the second leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge on Sunday (12) in Ciudad Juarez, north of Mexico.
Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez will start the defence of her IAAF Race Walking Challenge title on home soil as the 10-race Series continues Sunday (12) in Ciudad Juarez, north of Mexico.
Had it not been for a knee injury, Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez would be swinging her fists rather than her legs and arms.
After scoring a historic sweep in 2015, the host country Mexico is ready to face the rest of the world as 165 athletes from 18 nations descend on Ciudad Juarez for the second stop of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge on Sunday (6).
Guatemala’s London 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist Erick Barrondo and Mexico’s Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez both rose to second place in the 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge after taking the 20km wins at the 17th Pan American Race Walking Cup in Arica, Chile, on Saturday and Sunday (9-10).