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Previews17 Mar 2016

IAAF Race Walking Challenge moves to Europe with the Dudinska 50

After visiting Oceania and North America, the IAAF Race Walking Challenge moves to Europe for the third meeting in this year’s series. A record number of 259 race walkers from 40 countries are expected for the jubilee 35th edition of the Dudinska 50 in Slovakia on Saturday (19).

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Series23 Feb 2015

Personal bests – Robert Heffernan

With the 2015 IAAF World Race Walking Challenge now underway, there is no better time to ask Robert Heffernan about his ‘personal bests’.

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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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Feature08 Feb 2014

Heffernan faces testing times with a smile

When the drug testers called at 6.50am a few weeks ago, not even Robert Heffernan’s dog barked.

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News23 Dec 2013

2013 end-of-year reviews – race walks

All roads led to Moscow for Ireland’s World 50km race walk champion Robert Heffernan.

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Series04 Nov 2013

Work, rest and play – Robert Heffernan

We find out more about Ireland’s world 50km race walking champion Robert Heffernan as he answers our regular work, rest and play questions.

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Feature14 Aug 2013

'Rocky' Robert Heffernan vanquishes his Russian rivals

Irish race walking hero Robert Heffernan came up with the biggest triumph of his life on Russian soil, the home turf of his biggest rivals, at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow when he set a 2013 world lead of 3:37:56, just two seconds off his own Irish record.

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Report14 Aug 2013

Report: Men’s 50km Race Walk – Moscow 2013

Robert Heffernan cast aside a history of fourth-place finishes and broke a 30-year Irish men’s gold medal drought when he won the 50km Race Walk on Wednesday morning.

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Previews30 Apr 2013

Unstoppable Lashmanova the favourite in Sesto San Giovanni

Reigning Olympic champion Yelena Lashmanova from Russia will highlight the Coppa Citta di Sesto San Giovanni, the popular IAAF Race Walking Challenge event traditionally held on 1 May.

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