17/04/2017   A journey into universe of 50km: four months compared (2016-2017)






They were twelve races on the 50km organized in these first four months of 2017 in the world.

Of these five we were organized in Europe and seven in the other Continents.
 
 
We would like to summarize in the following two tables the individual organizations and the number of athletes who have participated in each race.
 
 
 
Europe
 
 
 
Venue Nation Men at the start Women at the start Date
         
Dudince SVK 34 2 25.03
El Hierro, Valverde ESP 21 - 04.03
Porto de Mos POR 4 1 15.01
La Roche-sur-Yon FRA 12 - 12.03
Schinias, Marathonas GRE 3 - 15.01
         
Total of athletes   74 3  

 

 

Resto del Mondo

 

Venue Nation Men at the start Women at the start Date
         
Huangshan CHN 56 9 05.03
New Delhi IND 20 - 18.02
Monterrey MEX 21 - 19.03
Santee USA 12 9 28.01
Bragança Paulista BRA 6 1 05.03
Taicang CHN 21 3 16.04
Wajima JPN 28 - 16.04
         
Total of athletes   164 22  

 

 
In terms of technical value remains to Dudince at the time the most interesting event of the season, when two performances under 3:45:00 and three more under 3:49:00.
 

 

 

The table, updated to day, presents to our readers the top 20 athletes of the world list of 2017
 
 
 

Result Pos. Athlete YoB Nation Venue Date
             
3:43:40 1. Håvard HAUKENES 90 NOR Dudince (SVK) 25.03
3:44:42 2. Rafał AUGUSTYN 84 POL Dudince (SVK) 25.03
3:46:03 3. Evan DUNFEE 90 CAN Monterrey (MEX) 19.03
3:46:12 4. Wenbin NIU 91 CHN Huangshan (CHN) 05.03
3:47:18 5. Hirooki ARAI 88 JPN Wajima (JPN) 16.04
3:47:37 6. Andres CHOCHO 83 ECU Monterrey (MEX) 19.03
3:48:04 7. Pedro Daniel GÓMEZ 90 MEX Dudince (SVK) 25.03
3:48:38 8. Qianlong WU 90 CHN Huangshan (CHN) 05.03
3:48:39 9. Adrian BLOCKI 90 POL Dudince (SVK) 25.03
3:48:41 10. Tongda BIAN 91 CHN Huangshan (CHN) 05.03
3:48:56 11. Rafał FEDACZYŃSKI 80 POL Dudince (SVK) 25.03
3:49:00 12. Veli-Matti PARTANEN 91 FIN Dudince (SVK) 25.03
3:49:17 13. Satoshi MARUO 91 JPN Wajima (JPN) 16.04
3:49:49 14. Hayato KATSUKI 90 JPN Wajima (JPN) 16.04
3:50:38 15. Dongpo LUO 95 CHN Huangshan (CHN) 05.03
3:51:18 16. Quentin REW 84 NZL Monterrey (MEX) 19.03
3:52:06 17. José LEYVER 85 MEX Monterrey (MEX) 19.03
3:52:30 18. Julio Cesar SALAZAR 93 MEX Dudince (SVK) 25.03
3:52:38 19. Lin ZHANG 93 CHN Huangshan (CHN) 05.03
3:53:01 20. Damian BLOCKI 89 POL Dudince (SVK) 25.03

 

 

To give a clearer picture of the trend of 50km in the first part of the season (twelve races were more or less those of the same period in 2016) we compared the top 20 performances of 2017 with those obtained in the same period of 2016.

 

 


Result
Pos.
Athlete
YoB
Nation Venue Date
 
 
 
 
     
3:37:48
1.
Yohann DINIZ
78
FRA St. Sebastien-Loire (FRA) 13.03
3:41:02
2.
Zhendong WANG
91
CHN Huangshan (CHN) 06.03
3:42:43
3.
Yucheng HAN
78
CHN Huangshan (CHN) 06.03
3:42:54
4.
Wei YU
87
CHN Huangshan (CHN) 06.03
3:42:57
5.
Andres CHOCHO
83
ECU Ciudad Juárez (MEX) 06.03
3:43:22
6.
Rafał AUGUSTYN
84
POL Dudince (SVK) 19.03
3:43:31
7.
Hang ZHANG
91
CHN Huangshan (CHN) 06.03
3:45:28
8.
Omar ZEPEDA
77
MEX Ciudad Juárez (MEX) 06.03
3:46:25
9.
Aleksi OJALA
92
FIN Dudince (SVK) 19.03
3:47:16
10.
Adrian BLOCKI
90
POL Dudince (SVK) 19.03
3:47:42
11.
Håvard HAUKENES
90
NOR Dudince (SVK) 19.03
3:47:44
12.
Horació NAVA
82
MEX Dudince (SVK) 19.03
3:47:51
13.
Jian LIU
97
CHN Huangshan (CHN) 06.03
3:48:07
14.
Faguang XU
87
CHN Huangshan (CHN) 06.03
3:48:23
15.
Lin ZHANG
93
CHN Huangshan (CHN) 06.03
3:48:31
16.
Alex WRIGHT
90
IRL Dudince (SVK) 19.03
3:48:32
17.
Wenbin NIU
91
CHN Huangshan (CHN) 06.03
3:48:42
18.
Rafał FEDACZYŃSKI
80
POL Dudince (SVK) 19.03
3:49:05
19.
Joao VIEIRA
76
POR Dudince (SVK) 19.03
3:50:16
20.
Qin WANG
94
CHN Huangshan (CHN) 06.03

 

 

We must remember that last season two "major events" had been proposed (IAAF World Race Walk Team Championships and Olympic Games), and that both had focoused the interest of many walkers, if only because the first could be a great test for the second, with some of the best athletes had only started racing in May.
This year the training periodization is focoused only to the World Championships in London in the summer and therefore involves different strategies of approach to the races.
 
 
Also the race of Rio de Janeiro, while beautiful from the competitive and emotionally (maybe one of the most beautiful of all the Games) was held under atmospheric conditions that certainly did not facilitate the technical result. In fact only the first four athletes with the Rio performance are coming in the ranking of the top ten of the year, and to them adds Kai Kobayashi (JPN) who got the result in Takahata (JPN) in late October.
 
 
All these arguments and considerations in our opinion, serve to explain the reasons for which the speed of the best athlete of 2016, the average of the top 10 athletes and finally that of the average of the first 20 athletes, shows in 2017 a decrease ranging from -2.61% to -1.28%.
 
 
The following table enhances the values

 

 

 


 

 

 



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