25/08/2019   Birmingham (GBR): Bethan Dawies and Callum Wilkinson (new national record) won the GBR track championships

Intense morning at the Birmingham Alexander Stadium where the Muller British Athletics Champoionships are underway.

Also in Great Britain the National Track Championships took place on the distance of 5.000m.
5.000m track walk women
At the start nine athletes.
Seasonal leader Heater Lewis (GBR) boasting a personal best in 2019 of 21:41.34 obtained on 14.7.2019 isn't at the start.
Immediateley does to lead the Welsh girl from Cardiff Bethan Davies (GBR); she will race a real dominator test.
These are her split times:
- 1.000m: 4:48.64
- 2.000m: 8:37.99 (4:19.35)
- 3.000m: 13:04.28 (4:26.29)
- 4.000m: 17:31.32 (4:47.04)
- last 1,000m in 4:25.13
to conclude the race with a quiet victory with a time of 21:56.45
Second place went to Erika Kelly (GBR) in 24:39.08
Third place to Madeline Shott (GBR) in 25:33.67


5.000m track walk men
At the start seven athletes.
Also in this race one of the most representative athletes Tom Bosworth (GBR) is absent. Bosworth is the holder of the national record on distance with the mark of 18:43.28, established here in Birmingham on 2.2.2017.
But the public will certainly not be disappointed.
Immediately after the start Callum Wilkinson (GBR) takes the lead of the race with the clear goal of making the public forget about the absence of Tom Bosworth.
And so it is.
The foloowing are his split times:
- 1.000m: 3:42.58
- 2.000m: 7:28.01 (3:45.43)
- 3.000m: 11:14.60 (3:46.59)
- 4.000m: 15:00.81 (3:46.21)
- last 1,000m in 3:40:42
to end the race by winning the UK Champion title with Britain's new national record of 18:41.23
Second place to Cameron Corbishley (GBR) in 20:41.23
Third place to Tom Partington (GBR) in 22: 07.03.
Wilkinson was understandably buzzing with enthusiasm after the race:
I knew if I kept on that pace with the crowd behind me I could push on. When you’re gunning down that last lap and you know it’s time to do it.

“I went in targeting this and hoped for the best. Until you’re out on the track and walking the times you’re supposed to, it’s never a given.”

“I got compliment off one of the judges there who said it’s the best they’ve ever seen me walk – when someone says that, you know things are in the right place.

Rewritten the world list of the season 2019 on the distance of 5000m track walk (combined with the 5km road walk) that just yesterday we updated after Voronovo (RUS).

18:32.56 Perseus KARLSTRÖM 02 MAY 1990 SWESWE Melbourne (AUS) 08 MAR 2019
2 18:37 - road Vasiliy MIZINOV 29 DEC 1997 ANAANA Voronovo (RUS) 24 AGO 2019
3 18:41.23 Callum WILKINSON 14 MAR 1997 GBRGBR Birmingham (GBR) 25 AGO 2019
4 18:45 - road Maksim KRASNOV  10 FEB 1996 RUSRUS Voronovo (RUS) 24 AGO 2019
5 18:57.14 Gianluca PICCHIOTTINO 22 AUG 1996 ITAITA Livorno (ITA) 29 JUN 2019
6 19:02 - road Kirill FROLOV 29 SEP 1993 RUSRUS Voronovo (RUS) 24 AGO 2019
7 19:04.57 Luis Alberto AMEZCUA 01 MAY 1992 ESPESP Pamplona (ESP) 27 JUL 2019





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