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Series20 Jul 2021

Perseus Karlstrom: why I race walk

Race walking offers that perfect combination of technique and endurance.

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Report10 Oct 2020

Karlstrom and Palmisano cruise to victory in Podebrady

Perseus Karlstrom of Sweden and Italy's Antonella Palmisano cruised to victory in their respective 20km races at the 88th Podebrady Race Walk meeting in the northern Czech city on Saturday (10). 

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Report19 Sep 2020

Olympic race walking qualifiers achieved by Liu in Taian and Karlstrom in Alytus

World and Olympic champion Liu Hong, competing for the first time in 11 months, won the women's 20km race walk at China’s Autumn Race Walking Championships in Taian on Sunday (20).

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Press Release08 Nov 2019

Karlstrom and Qieyang win 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge

Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom and China’s Qieyang Shenjie have been confirmed as the overall winners in the 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.

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Report22 Oct 2019

Karlstrom and De Sena claim individual titles in Suzhou

Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom confirmed his favourite status to dominate the men’s race with three straight victories at the Around Taihu International Race Walking competition while Brazil’s Erica de Sena rallied to take the women’s individual title at the last leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge that concluded in the Chinese city of Suzhou on Tuesday (22).

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Feature10 Jun 2019

After string of national records, Karlström now targets world medal

Not many championship gold medals are won wearing a mock Viking’s helmet, replete with pigtails.

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Report19 May 2019

Diniz returns and Vaiciukeviciute surprises at European Race Walking Cup in Alytus

There were three predictable wins at the 13th European Race Walking Cup and a first major triumph for the hosts as the IAAF Race Walking Challenge reached the Lithuanian city of Alytus.

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Report21 Apr 2019

Karlstrom and De Sena dominate 20km at IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Mexico

Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom achieved a historic win while Brazil’s Erica de Sena confirmed her favourite status as they dominated the 20km on the opening day of the 2019 Pan American Race Walking Cup in the south-eastern city of Lazaro Cardenas for the fifth leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge on Saturday (20).

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Report10 Feb 2019

Karlstrom and Arenas take 20km titles in Adelaide

Perseus Karlstrom and Sandra Lorena Arenas took the line honours in the Adelaide leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge on Sunday (10), closing strongly for comfortable victories in the men’s and women’s 20km, respectively.

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Previews08 Feb 2019

Karlstrom looks to extend his Australian winning streak

Perseus Karlstrom likes coming to Australia. The Swedish race walker has come ‘down under’ each of the past few southern hemisphere summers.

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Report11 Feb 2018

Cool change, but sun continues to shine on Karlstrom’s summer Down Under

Perseus Karlstrom’s productive summer in Australia continued to deliver outstanding results when he won the opening leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Adelaide on Sunday (11).

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Report23 Apr 2016

Gomez and Wang get surprise wins in Taicang

Mexico’s Pedro Daniel Gomez and local walker Wang Yingliu claimed surprise victories in the men’s and women’s 20km events at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting in Taicang, China, on Saturday (23).

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