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Feature23 Jul 2020

Athletes rely on resourcefulness as coronavirus continues to impact South American athletics

The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting every corner of the world and South America is no exception. All activities in the region have been virtually paralyzed since the last event was held in Bragança Paulista, Brazil on 14 March. There, Darlan Romani, the area record holder in the shot put, the fourth place finisher at the 2019 World Championships and one of South America’s best athletes, reached 21.52m.

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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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Report27 Aug 2018

Arenas threatens world record at Ibero-American Championships

Brazil dominated the 18th edition of the Ibero-American Championships, which took place from 24 to 26 August at the Estadio Chan-Chan in Trujillo, Peru, but Colombia’s Lorena Arenas delivered the top performance of the championships.

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Report15 Jun 2015

Brazilians dominate South American Championships in Lima

The Brazilian team dominated the 49th edition of the South American Championships, which took at Lima’s Videna Stadium on 12-14 June.

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IaafNews02 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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Report14 Mar 2014

Arenas sets South American record on first day of ODESUR Games

Colombia’s Lorena Arenas produced the best result of the first day of competition at the ODESUR Games (South American Games) on Thursday (13) by setting a South American 20,000m race walk record.

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Report23 Feb 2014

Double 20km victory for Colombia as Leyver reigns supreme in 50km in Chihuahua

Sandra Arenas and Eider Arevalo produced a double win for Colombia in the 20km, while Jose Leyver secured a home win in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua on Saturday (22) during the third leg of the 2014 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.

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Feature28 Jan 2013

Sandra Arenas is a walking talent

“My name is Lorena. At least, that’s what people close to me call me,” says the young emerging star of Colombian and South American race walking, or Sandra Lorena Arenas Campuzano to give her full name.

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