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News16 Aug 2021

Race walking great Golubnichiy dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Ukraine’s race walking great Vladimir Golubnichiy (Volodymyr Holubnychy), who won two Olympic titles during his highly successful career, died on Monday (16) at the age of 85.

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Report06 Aug 2021

Palmisano completes Italian 20km race walk double in Sapporo

For the second time in as many days in Sapporo, the Olympic 20km race walk title was claimed by Italy, this time courtesy of Antonella Palmisano.

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Report05 Aug 2021

Strong Stano secures another gold for Italy with 20km race walk win

Propelled by a relentless final kilometre charge, Massimo Stano held off Japanese favourites Koki Ikeda and Toshikazu Yamanishi to take the 20km race walk title in Sapporo.

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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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Previews20 Jul 2021

Tokyo Olympics preview: race walks

Expected highlights in the 20km and 50km race walks

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Series17 Jul 2021

100 ones to watch in Tokyo: race walks

Every athlete has a story.

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Performance17 Jul 2021

Eleonora Giorgi’s top tips for runners and walkers

Feeling inspired to improve your fitness? Thinking about taking up a new sport?

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Press Release12 Jun 2021

Ratified: Yang's world 20km race walk record

Yang Jiayu's world 20km race walk record of 1:23:49, set at the Chinese Race Walking Championships in Huangshan on 20 March, has been ratified.

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Previews03 Jun 2021

Race Walking Challenge gets under way in La Coruna

After last year’s cancellation because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Gran Premio Cantones de La Coruna ¬– the Spanish leg of this year’s World Athletics Challenge - Race Walking – returns on Saturday (5) to confirm that the event is arguably one of the key 20km competitions of the season.

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Feature13 May 2021

Saxby’s barrier-breaking 20km paved the way for female race walkers

Breaking the four-minute mile was the classic athletics landmark until Roger Bannister did it on a windy Oxford track in May 1954. A lesser-known target was 1:30:00 for women in the 20km race walk.

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News01 Apr 2021

Britain names first seven team members for Tokyo

World marathon fourth-placer Callum Hawkins and recent trials winners Chris Thompson and Stephanie Davis are among the first seven members of the athletics squad selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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News25 Mar 2021

Australian race walk great Tallent announces retirement

Jared Tallent, Australia's four-time Olympic and three-time world race walk medallist, has announced his retirement from competitive athletics.

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