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18/10/2021 - Laval (FRA): The national championships of France on 20km and 35km

Laval (FRA): The national championships of France on 20km and 35km       On Sunday 17 October, France also hosted its walking championships on both 20km and 35km. The competitions were held in Laval (FRA) with a very interesting numerical participation. It was also an opportunity to see one of the la...

Laval (FRA): The national championships of France on 20km and 35km
17/10/2021 - Banska Bystrica (SVK): 35km national championships

Banska Bystrica (SVK): 35km national championships       Banska Bistrica hosted the first national championship of Slovakia on the 35km distance on Sunday 17 October. Olympian Miroslav Úradník (SVK) won the title with a  performance of 2:37:32 This result represents...

Banska Bystrica (SVK): 35km national championships
16/10/2021 - Stefano Chiesa together with Nicole Colombi win the "City of Biella Circuit"

Stefano Chiesa together with Nicole Colombi win the     A strange challenge today in the heart of the city of Biella where on the occasion of the "Circuito Città di Biella" an unusual relay race in mixed couples for men and women was held for the organization of the Amici C...

Stefano Chiesa together with Nicole Colombi win the "City of Biella Circuit"
14/10/2021 - Vasylyna Vitovshchyk (UKR): banned for 4 years from 2.8.2018 until 1.8.2022

Vasylyna Vitovshchyk (UKR): banned for 4 years from 2.8.2018 until 1.8.2022       In its most recent update on doping cases (29 September 2021), the Athletics Integrity Unit of World Athletics reports the conclusion of the case launched against the walker Vasylyna Vitovshchyk (UKR) and which we had already re...

Vasylyna Vitovshchyk (UKR): banned for 4 years from 2.8.2018 until 1.8.2022
13/10/2021 - Updated the history of the European Race Walking Team Championships (formerly the European Race Walking Cup) in the History Section

Updated the history of the European Race Walking Team Championships (formerly the European Race Walking Cup) in the History Section       As usual this part of the season in which the competitions are dwindling we will try to continue to privilege the statistical surveys and the enrichment of the historical parts of the Marcia dal Mondo website.   This week S...

Updated the history of the European Race Walking Team Championships (formerly the European Race Walking Cup) in the History Section
11/10/2021 - Marco De Luca (ITA) hangs up his shoes

Marco De Luca (ITA) hangs up his shoes       The withdrawal of athletes after the Olympic season have not ended. Today is the turn of an Italian athlete and, let us say it clearly, of a friend of Marcia dal Mondo and personal of the writer: Marco De Luca.   Born on 12...

Marco De Luca (ITA) hangs up his shoes
06/10/2021 - Jesus Angel Garcia Bragado ends his career

Jesus Angel Garcia Bragado ends his career       When on 6 August at 9:40:03 Jesús Ángel García-Bragado, 51, crossed the finish line of his eighth Olympics in Sapporo, we immediately thought that an era was also closing with the last 50km of the Olympic Ga...

Jesus Angel Garcia Bragado ends his career
04/10/2021 - Tilburg (NED): Dutch 50km Championships and 35km Mauritius Championships

Tilburg (NED): Dutch 50km Championships and 35km Mauritius Championships       In a Tilburg in the rain the Dutch Championships of the 50km walk took place on Sunday 3 October which, as usual, take place together with those of Belgium and, in any case, are also open to foreign athletes. This year the organ...

Tilburg (NED): Dutch 50km Championships and 35km Mauritius Championships
03/10/2021 - Obituaries: Gerhard Weidner passed away

Obituaries: Gerhard Weidner passed away     A great friend of ours from Germany gave us the sad news that Gerhard Weidner passed away on September 25th.   Gerhard Weidner was a three-time Olympian (1968-76) finishing 14th, 6th, and 18th. He participated in the 1976 Worlds, ...

Obituaries: Gerhard Weidner passed away
03/10/2021 - Budapest (HUN): National 35km Championships of Hungary

Budapest (HUN): National 35km Championships of Hungary     The Hungarian 35km Race Walking Championships was held in Budapest, around the renovated Puskás Ferenc Stadium. It was also an open event for foreign athletes with some other walking event (20km, 10km, 5km). Athletes joined from...

Budapest (HUN): National 35km Championships of Hungary
02/10/2021 - Parma (ITA): The individual and for region U16 Italian championships

Parma (ITA): The individual and for region U16 Italian championships       Parma hosts today the first day of the U16 Individual and Regional Teama Championships with the two walking events on the distance of 5,000m track walk for males and 3,000n track walk for females.       3.000m tra...

Parma (ITA): The individual and for region U16 Italian championships
01/10/2021 - Chen Ding (CHN) also announces his retirement from competitions

Chen Ding (CHN) also announces his retirement from competitions     Chen Ding, gold medalist at the London Olympics, also decided to retire after finishing fifth at the 14th National Games in Xi’An, China.   "After today, I'll go backstage," said the 29-year-old after the Chine...

Chen Ding (CHN) also announces his retirement from competitions
30/09/2021 - Can Zelin (CHN) hangs up his shoes

Can Zelin (CHN) hangs up his shoes       As is customary and tradition, many Chinese athletes after the National Games of China announce their retirement from the activity. After the news of September 28 on Lu Xiuzhi this time it is Cai Zelin, Olympic vice-champion in ...

Can Zelin (CHN) hangs up his shoes
29/09/2021 - Osaka (JPN): 69th edition of the “All Japan Business Group” Athletics Championships

Osaka (JPN): 69th edition of the “All Japan Business Group” Athletics Championships       The 69th edition of the “All Japan Business Group” Athletics Championships took place in Japan on the weekend between Friday 24 September and Sunday 26 September.   The competitions took place in Osaka, at the N...

Osaka (JPN): 69th edition of the “All Japan Business Group” Athletics Championships
28/09/2021 - Lu Xiuzhi (CHN) hangs up her shoes

Lu Xiuzhi (CHN) hangs up her shoes     The Chinese Games, the last important sporting stage in China, begins, as often happens after an Olympic season, the moment of farewells.   Someone predictable dictated by the age of the athlete and someone a little less, perhaps ...

Lu Xiuzhi (CHN) hangs up her shoes
28/09/2021 - The history of men's Olympic Games

The history of men's Olympic Games         As usual this part of the season in which the competitions are reducing we will try to continue to privilege the statistical surveys and the enhancement of the historical parts of the Marcia dal Mondo web site...

The history of men
27/09/2021 - Budapest (HUN): Hungary U18 and U20 League final 2021

Budapest (HUN): Hungary U18 and U20 League final 2021       In the past weekend two more finals of the League of Hungary U18 and U20 (a club championship for young athletes).   The two finals were held in Budapest with the walking races that both took place over the 5.000m track wal...

Budapest (HUN): Hungary U18 and U20 League final 2021
26/09/2021 - Monthey (SUI) - Mémorial Raymond Girod

Monthey (SUI) - Mémorial Raymond Girod       Last weekend was busy in Switzerland's race walking calendar.  The Swiss masters race walking championship was hold in the beautiful Monthy which was also an open race for foreign athletes. The head organiser was this t...

Monthey (SUI) - Mémorial Raymond Girod
25/09/2021 - Concluded the National Games of China with the 50 km. First place for Biang Tongda (3:52:16)

Concluded the National Games of China with the 50 km. First place for Biang Tongda (3:52:16) The National Games of China in Xi'An with the 50 km race ended for the walk.   On a rainy day the results obtained were not exciting, demonstrating that China has traditionally struggled in this specialty.   If we exclude Si Tianfeng o...

Concluded the National Games of China with the 50 km. First place for Biang Tongda (3:52:16)
24/09/2021 - Xi'An (CHN) - Chinese Games (20km women and 20km men teams)

Xi'An (CHN) - Chinese Games (20km women and 20km men teams)     This morning (24/9) in Xi'An the women's individual 20 km race took place as planned and the men's competition per team.     20km women individual   The departure is given punctually at 8:00 Cool and rainy da...

Xi
20/09/2021 - Xi'An (CHN) - Chinese Games (20km men and 20km women teams)

Xi'An (CHN) - Chinese Games (20km men and 20km women teams)       The 14th Chinese Games are underway. They are disputing in Xi’an, a city of more than 10 million inhabitants in the Shaanxi province in Central China. Xi'an is famous for the archaeological sites that arise in the surr...

Xi
19/09/2021 - Montreuil (FRA) - 62nd Challenge Facoetti-Dahm

Montreuil (FRA) - 62nd Challenge Facoetti-Dahm       This morning the 62nd edition of the Challenge Facoetti was held in Montreuil (FRA). The Challenge born in 1959 to honor the memory of Angelo Facoetti who had been the inspirer of the Challenge.   In 1965 the Challenge Faco...

Montreuil (FRA) - 62nd Challenge Facoetti-Dahm
19/09/2021 - Kumagaya (JPN): the All Japan Inter University Track and Field Championships

Kumagaya (JPN): the All Japan Inter University Track and Field Championships       The All Japan Inter University Track and Field Championships took place yesterday Saturday 18 September 2021 in Kumagaya.   Kumagaya is a city in Japan (just under 200,000 inhabitants) located in the Prefecture of Saitama n...

Kumagaya (JPN): the All Japan Inter University Track and Field Championships
19/09/2021 - Trnava (SVK): The U23 and U16 national championships of Slovakia

Trnava (SVK): The U23 and U16 national championships of Slovakia       The U23 and U16 National Championships took place on Saturday 18 September 2021 in Slovakia in Trnava.     The track walking events were held over the distance of 10,000m for U23 (both men and women) and 3,000m for U16...

Trnava (SVK): The U23 and U16 national championships of Slovakia
18/09/2021 - Caorle, Venice (ITA): The gold final of the Italian Club Championships

Caorle, Venice (ITA): The gold final of the Italian Club Championships       The most interesting event is that of the Gold Final which took place in Caorle in the province of Venice.     5.000m track walk women   There was no history. Nicole Colombi snaps into the head after the starter f...

Caorle, Venice (ITA): The gold final of the Italian Club Championships
17/09/2021 - The history of the women's Olympic Games

The history of the women's Olympic Games       As usual this part of the season in which the competitions are reducing we will try to continue to privilege the statistical surveys and the enhancement of the historical parts of the Marcia dal Mondo web site.   This ...

The history of the women
16/09/2021 - Samorin (SVK): The final of the Athletic League of Slovakia

Samorin (SVK): The final of the Athletic League of Slovakia       The finals of the “Athletic League” (Club Championship) in Samorin, Slovakia took place on Wednesday 15 September 2021.   The track walking events were held on the distance of 5.000m for men and 3.000m for women...

Samorin (SVK): The final of the Athletic League of Slovakia
15/09/2021 - Caorle, Venice (ITA): On Saturday the gold finals of the Italian Club Championships

Caorle, Venice (ITA): On Saturday the gold finals of the Italian Club Championships     Over the next weekend also in Italy it is time for the championship titles for the National Track Championships for Clubs to be held in Carole, in the province of Venice.   The two walking events that will take place at the Giovan...

Caorle, Venice (ITA): On Saturday the gold finals of the Italian Club Championships
14/09/2021 - The World Athletics Race Walking Tour

The World Athletics Race Walking Tour       A few days ago we published the changes to the “Competition and Technical Rules” which will come into force from 1.11.2021 for the next 2022 season.   But in the Council of 29 July 2021 World Athletics was also ...

The World Athletics Race Walking Tour
14/09/2021 - World Athletics: O'Callaghan appointed head of competition management by World Athletics as new tours launched

World Athletics: O'Callaghan appointed head of competition management by World Athletics as new tours launched       Pierce O’Callaghan has been appointed by World Athletics as head of competition management, it has been announced by the international governing body as they completed the restructuring of its calendar.   The one-day ...

World Athletics: O
13/09/2021 - Székesfehérvár (HUN): The Hungarian Club Championships Final

Székesfehérvár (HUN): The Hungarian Club Championships Final     The annual Hungarian Club Championships Final was held in Székesfehérvár, in the Bregyó Stadium (which was also the host stadium of the famous Gyulai Memorial, part of Diamond League series).    Mo...

Székesfehérvár (HUN): The Hungarian Club Championships Final
12/09/2021 - What will change in the rules of race walking in 2022

What will change in the rules of race walking in 2022       It is therefore time to start looking towards the new future (unfortunately without the 50km in the major events) for race walking.   As everyone has known for some time in major events both men and women will compete in th...

What will change in the rules of race walking in 2022
11/09/2021 - Bergamo (ITA): the final of the U23 Italian track Championships for clubs

Bergamo (ITA): the final of the U23 Italian track Championships for clubs       Over the weekend the National Final of the Italian U23 Club Championship was held on the track and facilities of the “Putti” sports complex in Bergamo.   The two walking events took place on Saturday evening ove...

Bergamo (ITA): the final of the U23 Italian track Championships for clubs
07/09/2021 - Budapest (HUN): 2021 Hungarian Super League Final

Budapest (HUN): 2021 Hungarian Super League Final     The annual Hungarian Super League Final was held in Budapest last weekend.   The Hungarian Athletics Federation based the Super League racing program some years ago: they organize 3-5 competitions a year in each track and field ev...

Budapest (HUN): 2021 Hungarian Super League Final
06/09/2021 - Stockholm (SWE): Finnkampen 2021

Stockholm (SWE): Finnkampen 2021     On the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 4-5 September, Stockholm (SWE) hosted the 2021 edition of the classic Finnkampen athletics match between Sweden and Finland.   Finnkampen debuted in 1925 and over the years has grown into a gr...

Stockholm (SWE): Finnkampen 2021
05/09/2021 - Padua (ITA): XXXIV Meeting of the City of Padua

Padua (ITA): XXXIV Meeting of the City of Padua     Exactly one month has passed since that August 5, 2021 in which Massimo Stano became the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Champion in the 1km course of the Sapporo Odori Park in the men's 20km walk. And the next day, for gender equality, it was ...

Padua (ITA): XXXIV Meeting of the City of Padua
02/09/2021 - Gaziantep (TUR): The U18, U20 and senior team race walking championships of Turkey

Gaziantep (TUR): The U18, U20 and senior team race walking championships of Turkey       The last weekend of August also gave us an interesting competition in Turkey.   The team race walking championships for U18, U20 and seniors were held in Gaziantep, a city in southern Turkey and the largest in the South Eas...

Gaziantep (TUR): The U18, U20 and senior team race walking championships of Turkey
01/09/2021 - Sao Paolo (BRA): the Brazilian U18 Championships

Sao Paolo (BRA): the Brazilian U18 Championships       The Brazilian Athletics Confederation (CBAt) held the Brazilian U18 Athletics Championships in Sao Paulo last weekend, which saw an interesting numerical participation.       5.000m track walk U18 girls   The...

Sao Paolo (BRA): the Brazilian U18 Championships
28/08/2021 - The videos of the world record of the 20km women and 20km men of Huangshan 2021 in China

The videos of the world record of the 20km women and 20km men of Huangshan 2021 in China       A dear friend of ours gave us the opportunity to track down the complete videos of the two 20km (men and women) that took place on March 20, 2021 and which were valid as the Winter Walking Championship in China and as a Chinese ...

The videos of the world record of the 20km women and 20km men of Huangshan 2021 in China
23/08/2021 - World Athletics against Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez (MEX): decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal

World Athletics against Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez (MEX): decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal     Everyone will remember the case of Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez (MEX) found positive at an Out-of-Conmpetition Control on 17.10.2018 ( for the news click here ).   The result of the control was adverse for her: positivity to...

World Athletics against Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez (MEX): decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal
22/08/2021 - Young athletes of Russia: evolution or involution compared to the past ?

Young athletes of Russia: evolution or involution compared to the past ?     During this month of August 2021, the U20 European Championships in Tallinn (EST), the Olympic Games in Tokyo (JPN), and finally the U20 World Championships in Nairobi (KEN) were held in order. All these important competitions included...

Young athletes of Russia: evolution or involution compared to the past ?
21/08/2021 - Nairobi (KEN): Victories of Heristone Wanyonyi (KEN) in men and Sofia Ramos Rodriguez (MEX) in women

Nairobi (KEN): Victories of Heristone Wanyonyi (KEN) in men and Sofia Ramos Rodriguez (MEX) in women   The altitude of Nairobi makes the air very fresh this morning (18° Celsius), but the humidity is still very high (83%). Very punctual departure at 9:15 am     10,000m U20 men walk   Quick start of Dimitri Durand (FRA) and D...

Nairobi (KEN): Victories of Heristone Wanyonyi (KEN) in men and Sofia Ramos Rodriguez (MEX) in women
20/08/2021 - Nairobi (KEN): Tomorrow the U20 World Championships walking events

Nairobi (KEN): Tomorrow the U20 World Championships walking events       The morning session of tomorrow 21 August 2021 will award the medals of the U20 World Championships for race walking.   At 9:15 local time the men will start and then at 12:20 it will be the women's event.    ...

Nairobi (KEN): Tomorrow the U20 World Championships walking events
17/08/2021 - Welsh Championship Walks in Cardiff (GBR)

Welsh Championship Walks in Cardiff (GBR)       What is the best way to celebrate August 15th?   That of Wales, which organized the Wales Walking Championships in Cardiff (GBR) on the distance of 10,000m track walk, but also open to other athletes from Great Britain. &nb...

Welsh Championship Walks in Cardiff (GBR)
16/08/2021 - Volodymir Stepanovyc Golubnycyi (UKR) died today

Volodymir Stepanovyc Golubnycyi (UKR) died today       Volodymir Stepanovyc Golubnycyi died this afternoon.   Born in Sumy (UKR) on 2 June 1936, he was one of the greatest marchers of the then Soviet Union. He was also one of the few athletes who participated in five or mo...

Volodymir Stepanovyc Golubnycyi (UKR) died today
12/08/2021 - Venue, dates and times of the 2022 World Championships in Oregon (USA)

Venue, dates and times of the 2022 World Championships in Oregon (USA)       The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the World Athletics Championships (WCH) Oregon 2022 has announced that the four race walking events of the championships will be held in Springfield, Oregon. These locations are within mi...

Venue, dates and times of the 2022 World Championships in Oregon (USA)
11/08/2021 - Other analyzes on the Olympic Games (women)

Other analyzes on the Olympic Games (women)       As already done for men, today we offer our readers the same analysis referring to the women's Olympic Games in which we have correlated the race walking technique expressed in terms of Country with the number of medals won,...

Other analyzes on the Olympic Games (women)
09/08/2021 - Other analyzes on the Olympic Games (men)

Other analyzes on the Olympic Games (men)   Today we want to offer our readers a slightly different analysis from the usual ones, but always referring to the Olympics. We wanted to correlate race walking technique expressed in terms of Country with the number of medals won, but above a...

Other analyzes on the Olympic Games (men)
08/08/2021 - The ball is round, but if we roll it ...

The ball is round, but if we roll it ...     A few years ago a Chinese great friend told us about the deep love that the "gamblers" in his country had for the roulette ball. He said that by following his hopping on the wheel they tried to understand in advance whether t...

The ball is round, but if we roll it ...
07/08/2021 - Antonella Palmisano (ITA) wins the 20km of the Olympic Games in Sapporo

Antonella Palmisano (ITA) wins the 20km of the Olympic Games in Sapporo   It is not true that dreams do not come true, just as what Julio Velasco (ARG) said is not true, namely that in athletics "the ball is not round".   Dreams sometimes come true, certainly. And they come true in Sapporo where Anto...

Antonella Palmisano (ITA) wins the 20km of the Olympic Games in Sapporo
06/08/2021 - Dawid Tomala (POL) wins the 50km of the Olympic Games in Sapporo

Dawid Tomala (POL) wins the 50km of the Olympic Games in Sapporo     A well-known sports commentator like Julio Velasco (ARG) is right when he says that in athletics "the ball is not round" and the results are unlikely to differ from what the clock (or the meter) has already told us during the...

Dawid Tomala (POL) wins the 50km of the Olympic Games in Sapporo
05/08/2021 - Massimo Stano (ITA) wins the 20km of the Olympic Games in Sapporo

Massimo Stano (ITA) wins the 20km of the Olympic Games in Sapporo       And finally there we are. After five years of waiting, the Olympic Games return with the 20km men relegated, along with the other walking races and the two marathons, to Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido with the hope that the t...

Massimo Stano (ITA) wins the 20km of the Olympic Games in Sapporo
04/08/2021 - Friday in Sapporo the women's 20km of the Olympic Games

Friday in Sapporo the women's 20km of the Olympic Games       If we had to make a bet if in Tokyo 2020 the podium of the 20km women were to be totally the preserve of a single country, we would certainly play half of our hanging salary on China, remembering what happened in Doha 2019, wher...

Friday in Sapporo the women
03/08/2021 - Friday morning in Sapporo the 50km men of the Olympic Games

Friday morning in Sapporo the 50km men of the Olympic Games       When it was announced last month that world champion Yusuke Suzuki stepped down from Japan’s Olympic team, it threw the men’s 50km race walk wide open. The 20km world record-holder stepped up in distance two years ag...

Friday morning in Sapporo the 50km men of the Olympic Games
02/08/2021 - Thursday in Sapporo the men's 20km of the Olympic Games

Thursday in Sapporo the men's 20km of the Olympic Games       Of all the athletics disciplines in the Olympic program, the men's 20km walk (to which we also add the 50km) presents the best chance of a gold medal for the host nation. In fact such is their strength and depth in this even...

Thursday in Sapporo the men
30/07/2021 - Muscat (Oman) will host the World Race Walking Team Championship in 2022

Muscat (Oman) will host the World Race Walking Team Championship in 2022     The World Athletics Council, meeting today here in Tokyo, has also agreed on host cities the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships 2022, which will be held in Muscat, Oman.   Oman will host a World Athletics Series event...

Muscat (Oman) will host the World Race Walking Team Championship in 2022
26/07/2021 - Twenty-five years ago the victory in Atlanta of a myth of modern walking

Twenty-five years ago the victory in Atlanta of a myth of modern walking     Today was a special day. Twenty-five years ago the story of one of the greatest walkers of all time began, but for the writer it was the victory of the one who over the years with humility and my great joy gave me the honor of his frie...

Twenty-five years ago the victory in Atlanta of a myth of modern walking
25/07/2021 - Dane Bird-Smith quits the Olympic Games due to family problems

Dane Bird-Smith quits the Olympic Games due to family problems     The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced the withdrawal of race-walker Dane Bird-Smith from the Australian Olympic Team due to family medical reasons.   The Rio bronze-medallist in the 20K Race Walk had joined teammate...

Dane Bird-Smith quits the Olympic Games due to family problems
25/07/2021 - Huelva (ESP) - The 70th edition of the Spanish U18 track championships

Huelva (ESP) - The 70th edition of the Spanish U18 track championships     Last weekend at the “Emilio Martin” stadium in Huelva (ESP) the LXX edition of the Spanish U18 Championship took place.       5.000m track walk U18 girls   The competition of the U18 girls took place on ...

Huelva (ESP) - The 70th edition of the Spanish U18 track championships
23/07/2021 - The CAS of Lausanne has been disqualified for 4 years from 4.11.2019 Lebogang Shange (RSA) who will not participate in the Olympic Games

The CAS of Lausanne has been disqualified for 4 years from 4.11.2019 Lebogang Shange (RSA) who will not participate in the Olympic Games       Our readers will certainly remember that recently with our news of 26 June 2021 ( click here ) regarding the return to compete of Lebogang Shange (RSA) we had expressed some perplexities not knowing how the c...

The CAS of Lausanne has been disqualified for 4 years from 4.11.2019 Lebogang Shange (RSA) who will not participate in the Olympic Games
22/07/2021 - The CAS of Lausanne increases the disqualification of Ihor Hlavan who will therefore not participate in the Olympic Games

The CAS of Lausanne increases the disqualification of Ihor Hlavan who will therefore not participate in the Olympic Games       The Federation of Athletics of Ukraine received the decision of the Sports Arbitration Tribunal of July 15, 2021 on the case of disqualification of Igor Glavan. After examining the case, the Sports Arbitration Tribunal decided t...

The CAS of Lausanne increases the disqualification of Ihor Hlavan who will therefore not participate in the Olympic Games
20/07/2021 - After being cleared, Anežka Drahotová gives up to the Olympic Games

After being cleared, Anežka Drahotová gives up to the Olympic Games     It has only been a day since the Disciplinary Commission of the Athletics Association of the Czech Republic found not guilty of altering Anežka Drahotová's biological passport. Today, however, the athlete announced that she ...

After being cleared, Anežka Drahotová gives up to the Olympic Games
19/07/2021 - Milovice (CZE): Victories of Dominik Černý and Hana Burzalova

Milovice (CZE): Victories of Dominik Černý and Hana Burzalova       Milovice, a charming town in central Bohemia (220m above sea level) and about 10.000 inhabitants, hosted an interesting Road Walking Meeting on Sunday 18 July.   The program was centered on the two main events on 10km road ...

Milovice (CZE): Victories of Dominik Černý and Hana Burzalova
19/07/2021 - Anežka Drahotová cleared of the Disciplinary Commission of the ČAS

Anežka Drahotová cleared of the Disciplinary Commission of the ČAS       The Disciplinary Commission of the Athletics Association of the Czech Republic examined the case of Anežka Drahotová.   In April 2021, the athlete was notified of an irregularity in the biological passport. In sample...

Anežka Drahotová cleared of the Disciplinary Commission of the ČAS
18/07/2021 - Watching the athletes from Spain walking is like hearing beautiful music

Watching the athletes from Spain walking is like hearing beautiful music     Until the notorious 2015 Russia had undoubtedly been the leading nation of the European race walking all along. Since 1996, the year in which the first edition of the European Cup (today the European Race Walking Team Championship) beg...

Watching the athletes from Spain walking is like hearing beautiful music
17/07/2021 - Tallin (EST) - U20 European Championships - Paul McGrath win (ESP)

Tallin (EST) - U20 European Championships - Paul McGrath win (ESP)     The second final of the run of the U20 European Championships scheduled is that of the men's 10.000m track walk which starts at 10:05 (9:05 CET) on Saturday 17 July 2021.     10.000m track walk U20 men   Let's st...

Tallin (EST) - U20 European Championships - Paul McGrath win (ESP)
16/07/2021 - Isamu Fujisawa (JPN) announces his retirement from racing

Isamu Fujisawa (JPN) announces his retirement from racing       Isamu Fujisawa (JPN), the 33-year-old representative of the men's 20km walk at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Rio de Janeiro 2016, announced today that his retirement from racing.     Fujisawa, who had finished ...

Isamu Fujisawa (JPN) announces his retirement from racing
15/07/2021 - Tallin (EST) - U20 European Championships - Victory of Yuliya Khalilova (ANA)

Tallin (EST) - U20 European Championships - Victory of Yuliya Khalilova (ANA)       It is already time to return to the walking races at the stadium of Tallin (EST) which hosts the U20 European Championships from Thursday 15 July to Sunday 18 July. The first final scheduled is the women's 10.000m track walk...

Tallin (EST) - U20 European Championships - Victory of Yuliya Khalilova (ANA)
13/07/2021 - Remembering Italian race walking maverick Frigerio on anniversary of third Olympic gold

Remembering Italian race walking maverick Frigerio on anniversary of third Olympic gold     We propose the beautiful article by Paul Warburton for World Athletics published today July 13, on the anniversary of the third Olympic gold medal by Ugo Frigerio (ITA)         He was a friend of Mussolini and even ...

Remembering Italian race walking maverick Frigerio on anniversary of third Olympic gold
13/07/2021 - Lima (PER) -South-American U20 Championships

Lima (PER) -South-American U20 Championships       Lima, the capital of Peru, is one of the largest cities in South America. Although it retains a beautiful colonial historic center, Lima is a vibrant metropolis. And certainly the past weekend on Friday and Saturday will have be...

Lima (PER) -South-American U20 Championships
12/07/2021 - Volos (GRE): The National U18 Championships of Greece

Volos (GRE): The National U18 Championships of Greece       Last weekend 10-11 July 2021, the Greek U18 national championship took place in Volos in the region of Thessaly.   The championship took place in the “Panthessaliko Stadium”, built for the 2004 Athens Olympics, ...

Volos (GRE): The National U18 Championships of Greece
11/07/2021 - A difficult time for the European men's U23 race walk

A difficult time for the European men's U23 race walk       The U23 European Championships began their history in 1997 with the edition of Turku (FIN).   This one in Tallin (EST) is the thirteenth edition and therefore 39 medals have been awarded in total.   In the history of t...

A difficult time for the European men
10/07/2021 - Tallin (EST) - European U23 Championships - Victories of José Manuel Perez (ESP) and Meryem Bekmez (TUR)

Tallin (EST) - European U23 Championships - Victories of José Manuel Perez (ESP) and Meryem Bekmez (TUR)     Second day of the U23 European Championships in Tallin (EST) with the two walking races.     20km men   Only 14 athletes at the start.   The obligatory favorite is Lukas Niedzialek (POL) by virtue of his best accred...

Tallin (EST) - European U23 Championships - Victories of José Manuel Perez (ESP) and Meryem Bekmez (TUR)
09/07/2021 - Rieti (ITA): U18 national championships - Winners are Diego Giampaolo and Giada Traina

Rieti (ITA): U18 national championships - Winners are Diego Giampaolo and Giada Traina       First day of competition in Rieti (ITA) for the Italian U18 Championships on a beautiful sunny day starting with the:     10,000m track walk U18 boys   The favorite of the race is undoubtedly Diego Giampaolo (ITA)...

Rieti (ITA): U18 national championships - Winners are Diego Giampaolo and Giada Traina
05/07/2021 - Thessaloniki (GRE): The National U20 Championships of Greece

Thessaloniki (GRE): The National U20 Championships of Greece       Thessaloniki, the capital of northern Greece, has hosted the U20 Championship of Greece after 12 years The competitions took place in the recently renovated “Kaftatzoglio” stadium over the past weekend of 3-4 July. &...

Thessaloniki (GRE): The National U20 Championships of Greece
04/07/2021 - Kütahya (TUR): The U18 National Championships of Turkey

Kütahya (TUR): The U18 National Championships of Turkey       The U18 Spor Toto Athletics Championship of Turkey ended in the Halil Akkaş athletics stadium in Kütahya (TUR).   The two walking events took place on the following days: - the women's walk on the 5.000m track on F...

Kütahya (TUR): The U18 National Championships of Turkey
03/07/2021 - British 50km race walks record-holder has asked BOA to over-rule UKA decision

 British 50km race walks record-holder has asked BOA to over-rule UKA decision       (from Athletics Weekly by Jason Henderson - GBR)   Three months ago, when Dominic King achieved his life goal of breaking Chris Maddocks’ long-standing British record for 50km race walk, he told AW he hoped his perfor...

 British 50km race walks record-holder has asked BOA to over-rule UKA decision
02/07/2021 - Eugene (USA): The National School Championships (U18) of the USA

Eugene (USA): The National School Championships (U18) of the USA         The month of July began with the USA U18 National School Championships which took place at the Hayward Field of the University of Oregon (USA). The two walking events took place on 1.7.2021, both on the 3.000m track walk ...

Eugene (USA): The National School Championships (U18) of the USA
02/07/2021 - Angers (FRA): Gabriel Bordier and Clémence Beretta win the French Championships ontrack

Angers (FRA): Gabriel Bordier and Clémence Beretta win the French Championships ontrack       On the third and final day of the French Athletics Championships - Elite (from June 25 to 27) held on the track of the "Josette and Roger Mikulak" stadium, in Angers (Maine-et-Loire), the 10000m track walk was schedule...

Angers (FRA): Gabriel Bordier and Clémence Beretta win the French Championships ontrack
01/07/2021 - Ekaterina Petrova (RUS) was eligible to compete as ANA in 2021

Ekaterina Petrova (RUS) was eligible to compete as ANA in 2021     On June 26, 2021 the World Athletics Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of 61 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2021 under El...

Ekaterina Petrova (RUS) was eligible to compete as ANA in 2021
30/06/2021 - The 2022 World Race Walking Team Championships will not be held in Minsk (BLR)

The 2022 World Race Walking Team Championships will not be held in Minsk (BLR)     The World Athletics Council with a note dated June 29, has agreed to relocate the 2022 World Race Walking Team Championships, originally scheduled for Minsk in Belarus.   World Athletics is currently negotiating with alternative h...

The 2022 World Race Walking Team Championships will not be held in Minsk (BLR)
29/06/2021 - Minsk (BLR): Mikita Kolyada and Anna Terlyukevich win National Championships of Belarus

Minsk (BLR): Mikita Kolyada and Anna Terlyukevich win National Championships of Belarus       The National Championships of Belarus were also held last weekend at the Dinamo National Olympic Stadium in Minsk (BLR). The two walking events on the 10.000m track walk took place on Friday 25 June 2021, during the second day o...

Minsk (BLR): Mikita Kolyada and Anna Terlyukevich win National Championships of Belarus
28/06/2021 - Banska Bistrica (SVK): International Race Walking Meeting

Banska Bistrica (SVK): International Race Walking Meeting       A race walk meeting took place on Saturday 26 June in Banska Bistrica (SVK).     20km men   Only four athletes at the start   Victory to Jakub Jelonek (POL) in 1:28:35 Second place to Dominik Cerny (SVK) in 1...

Banska Bistrica (SVK): International Race Walking Meeting
27/06/2021 - Eugene (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens win the US Trials on 20km

Eugene (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens win the US Trials on 20km       The US Trials valid for the Olympic selection took place from Friday 18 June to Sunday 27 June in Eugene, Oregon, USA at Hayward Field. The two events of frace walk, both on the distance of 20km, took place on Saturday 26 June &...

Eugene (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens win the US Trials on 20km
27/06/2021 - Getafe (ESP): Alvaro Martin and Maria Perez win the National Championships of Spain

Getafe (ESP): Alvaro Martin and Maria Perez win the National Championships of Spain       The third session of the 101st Spanish Championship took place on Saturday 26 June 2021 at the Juan de la Cierva Sports Center in Getafe.   During this session the women's 10,000m track walk took place.     10...

Getafe (ESP): Alvaro Martin and Maria Perez win the National Championships of Spain
26/06/2021 - Rovereto (ITA): Francesco Fortunato and Nicole Colombi win the Italian Championships

Rovereto (ITA): Francesco Fortunato and Nicole Colombi win the Italian Championships       First day of the National Italian Championships on track with the two walking events, however, carried out on the road over the distance of 10km.       10km men   On Corso Bettini, in the center of Rovereto, ...

Rovereto (ITA): Francesco Fortunato and Nicole Colombi win the Italian Championships
24/06/2021 - Nairobi (KEN): Samuel Gathimba and Emily Ngii have won the selection of Kenya to Tokyo 2021

Nairobi (KEN): Samuel Gathimba and Emily Ngii have won the selection of Kenya to Tokyo 2021       Samuel Gathimba and Emily Ngii won the 20km walk that took place in Nairobi (Moi International Sports Center - Kasarani) on the 18th of this month, on the occasion of the Kenyan days of selective athletics for the qualification ...

Nairobi (KEN): Samuel Gathimba and Emily Ngii have won the selection of Kenya to Tokyo 2021
23/06/2021 - Yusuke Suzuki (JPN) forgoes the Olympic Games

Yusuke Suzuki (JPN) forgoes the Olympic Games       A small bomb shakes the world of Japan's eace walk.   Yusuke Suzuki, who had been included in the Japanese national team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Athletics in men's 50km walk, decided to give up the national team ...

Yusuke Suzuki (JPN) forgoes the Olympic Games
22/06/2021 - Nerja (ESP): Antía Chamosa Dacasa and José Manuel Pérez Rubio win Spain U23 Track Championships

Nerja (ESP): Antía Chamosa Dacasa and José Manuel Pérez Rubio win Spain U23 Track Championships     Last weekend, in Nerja, Malaga, the 36th Spanish Under 23 Championship took place with the organization of the Andalusian Athletics Federation, with the collaboration of the Municipality of Malaga and the support of the Nerja Athletics...

Nerja (ESP): Antía Chamosa Dacasa and José Manuel Pérez Rubio win Spain U23 Track Championships
20/06/2021 - Pietermaritzburg (RSA): Lebogang Shange returns racing and wins

Pietermaritzburg (RSA): Lebogang Shange returns racing and wins       A meeting organized by the local athletics federation was held on Friday 18 June 2021 at the Msunduzi Athletics Stadium in Pietermaritzburg in the Kwa-Zulku Natal region about 80km north of Durban in South Africa. The goal was t...

Pietermaritzburg (RSA): Lebogang Shange returns racing and wins
20/06/2021 - Kosice (SVK): Slovak U18 Championships

Kosice (SVK): Slovak U18 Championships       The U18 National Championships begin in the various countries of Europe in addition to those already underway for a few weeks of the U20s.   The ambitious goal of some athletes in the U18 category is to obtain the standard ...

Kosice (SVK): Slovak U18 Championships
19/06/2021 - Burnaby (CAN): Evan Dunfee still sets new Canada record, this time in 5.000m track walk (18:39.08)

Burnaby (CAN): Evan Dunfee still sets new Canada record, this time in 5.000m track walk (18:39.08)       The 10,000m running track race championships took place yesterday, Friday 18 June in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada as part of the Pacific Distance Carnival, an athletics event that also included two short-distance walk (5,00...

Burnaby (CAN): Evan Dunfee still sets new Canada record, this time in 5.000m track walk (18:39.08)
17/06/2021 - Alina Halchenko Tsviliy (UKR) is ineligible for doping for 2 years and 8 months

Alina Halchenko Tsviliy (UKR) is ineligible for doping for 2 years and 8 months       On 10 October 2018 we gave the news that the Athletics Integrity Unit of the World Athletics had previously (4.9.2018) opened a disciplinary process against the Ukrainian athlete Alina Tsviliy (nee Halchenko) and consequently he...

Alina Halchenko Tsviliy (UKR) is ineligible for doping for 2 years and 8 months
14/06/2021 - Burnaby (CAN): Evan Dunfee 38: 39.72 in 10,000m track walk - New Canada record

Burnaby (CAN): Evan Dunfee 38: 39.72 in 10,000m track walk - New Canada record     The Harry Jerome Classic in Burnaby, B.C. this Saturday saw a few exciting results, but it was race walker Evan Dunfee’s performance in the 10,000m race walk that eclipsed all others. The Olympian from Richmond, B.C., c...

Burnaby (CAN): Evan Dunfee 38: 39.72 in 10,000m track walk - New Canada record
13/06/2021 - Queretaro (MEX): Andres Olivas and Alegna Gonzalez win the Mexico track Championships

Queretaro (MEX): Andres Olivas and Alegna Gonzalez win the Mexico track Championships       This morning (7.00 local time, 13.00 in Europe) the last day of the National championships of Mexico took place in the new athletics facility of Santiago de Queretaro (commonly known as Queretaro) about 200km from Mexico City. T...

Queretaro (MEX): Andres Olivas and Alegna Gonzalez win the Mexico track Championships
13/06/2021 - Grosseto (ITA): Italian U20 and U23 Track Championships - Third day

Grosseto (ITA): Italian U20 and U23 Track Championships - Third day       The third day of the U20 and U23 individual Italian Championships starts at 9:00 with the 10.000m track walk U20 women. We tell you right away that, while the U23 race was so boring in the afternoon, the one reserved for the U20...

Grosseto (ITA): Italian U20 and U23 Track Championships - Third day
12/06/2021 - Grosseto (ITA): Italian U20 and U23 Track Championships - Second day

Grosseto (ITA): Italian U20 and U23 Track Championships - Second day     Second day of the Italian U20 and U23 championships on track in Grosseto (ITA).   The two races of the 10,000m track walk of males and in the afternoon that of the U23 women are planned. The women's U20 test will take place to...

Grosseto (ITA): Italian U20 and U23 Track Championships - Second day
11/06/2021 - Alytus (LTU): Victories of Hagen Pohle (GER) e Elvira Khasanova (ANA)

Alytus (LTU): Victories of Hagen Pohle (GER) e Elvira Khasanova (ANA)     On Friday 11 June the 47th edition of the International Race Walking Festival took place in Alytus (LTU), one of the last competions useful for obtaining the Olympic standard over the 20km distance.   As usual, in addition to the ...

Alytus (LTU): Victories of Hagen Pohle (GER) e Elvira Khasanova (ANA)
08/06/2021 - Hlohovec (SVK): the 24th race walk meeting

Hlohovec (SVK): the 24th race walk meeting       The 24th edition of the Hlohovec Marching Meeting was organized on the intense European Race Walk Saturday in Slovakia.   As usual, the races were open to all categories, both men and women, including the masters. We will d...

Hlohovec (SVK): the 24th race walk meeting
07/06/2021 - Sumy (UKR): Lyudmyla Olyanovska and Nazar Kovalenko win the 20km Ukrainian Championships

Sumy (UKR): Lyudmyla Olyanovska and Nazar Kovalenko win the 20km Ukrainian Championships       On June 6, Sumy hosted one of the most dramatic championships in history in Ukraine - the Ukrainian 20km walk championship.       20km women   Six women in Ukraine had achieved the Olympic standard and theref...

Sumy (UKR): Lyudmyla Olyanovska and Nazar Kovalenko win the 20km Ukrainian Championships
07/06/2021 - Siedlce (POL): Katarzyna Zdzieblo and Lukas Niedzialek win the 20km championships in Poland

Siedlce (POL): Katarzyna Zdzieblo and Lukas Niedzialek win the 20km championships in Poland       They took place in Siedlce (POL) organized by the WLKS Nome Iganie the National Championships of Poland of 20km walk.   The competitions took place on the course of Ul. Giovanni Paolo II.     20km women   Eig...

Siedlce (POL): Katarzyna Zdzieblo and Lukas Niedzialek win the 20km championships in Poland
06/06/2021 - Bursa (TUR) Turkish national track Championships

Bursa (TUR) Turkish national track Championships       Also in Turkey on Sunday 6 June the track championships took place in Bursa.       10,000m track walk men   The high number of athletes at the start (27) made it necessary to carry out two timed sessions, of ...

Bursa (TUR) Turkish national track Championships
05/06/2021 - XXXIV Cantones de La Coruna Sergio Vazquez: Victories of Sandra Lorena Arenas and Diego Garcia

XXXIV Cantones de La Coruna Sergio Vazquez: Victories of Sandra Lorena Arenas and Diego Garcia       A beautiful edition that of 2021, after unfortunately a year of rest, of the Cantones de la Coruna now in its 34th edition on the most popular course for the athletes.   Thanks to the health regulations of the pandemic that...

XXXIV Cantones de La Coruna Sergio Vazquez: Victories of Sandra Lorena Arenas and Diego Garcia
03/06/2021 - The eighth Olympiad by Jesús Ángel García Bragado

The eighth Olympiad by Jesús Ángel García Bragado       Jesús Ángel García Bragado, world champion 28 years ago, is already the male athlete with the most Olympic presences before Tokyo   Jesús Ángel García Bragado will be able to partic...

The eighth Olympiad by Jesús Ángel García Bragado
02/06/2021 - Road to Olympic Games 2020: 50km race walk

Road to Olympic Games 2020: 50km race walk       On May 31, the valid period for obtaining the minimum participation in the 50km of the 2021 Olympic Games ended.   We remind you that the period started on 1.1.2019 and the entry standard was 3:50:00 with a maximum of 3 ath...

Road to Olympic Games 2020: 50km race walk
02/06/2021 - The 85 years of Volodymir Golubnichiy

The 85 years of Volodymir Golubnichiy     On June 2, 1936 (85 years ago) one of the monuments of the world march was born in Sumy (then USSR) today in Ukraine.   Volodymir Stepanovic Holubnyciy (Golubnichiy) was one of the greatest walkers in the period between 1960 and 1...

The 85 years of Volodymir Golubnichiy
31/05/2021 - Chula Vista (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens win the 10,000m track walk at the Chula Vista Field Festival

Chula Vista (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens win the 10,000m track walk at the Chula Vista Field Festival       On Saturday 29 May 20121 in Chula Vista, California (USA), a mixed race walk on the 10,000m track distance took place at the Chula Vista Field Festival.   Here are the results     10,000m track walk men   Six...

Chula Vista (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens win the 10,000m track walk at the Chula Vista Field Festival
31/05/2021 - Cheboksary (RUS): The Russian National Walking Championships

Cheboksary (RUS): The Russian National Walking Championships     This weekend the most important race that took place was the Russian Walking Championship, in its summer version.   As has been the case for some time, the races were held in Cheboksary, on the beautiful course of the Moscow Volga...

Cheboksary (RUS): The Russian National Walking Championships
31/05/2021 - Russia: walkers authorized to compete in 2021 as ANA

Russia: walkers authorized to compete in 2021 as ANA       The World Athletics Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of 23 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2021 under Eligibility ...

Russia: walkers authorized to compete in 2021 as ANA
30/05/2021 - Tatabanya (HUN): 1st Race Walking Memorial dedicated to Antal Kiss (HUN)

Tatabanya (HUN): 1st Race Walking  Memorial dedicated to Antal Kiss (HUN)       The first edition of the Antal Kiss March Memorial took place on Saturday 29 May in Tatabanya (HUN).   Tatabanya (HUN) is a city of about 70,000 inhabitants in the valley between the Gerecse Mountains and the Vértes ...

Tatabanya (HUN): 1st Race Walking  Memorial dedicated to Antal Kiss (HUN)
30/05/2021 - Guayaquil (ECU): Andres Chocho wins the South American Championship

Guayaquil (ECU): Andres Chocho wins the South American Championship   The second day of the South American Championship, at the Alberto Spencer Stadium in Guayaquil (Ecuador) saw the performance of the men's 20,000m track walk.   At the time of writing, the race has just ended.     20km men ...

Guayaquil (ECU): Andres Chocho wins the South American Championship
29/05/2021 - Guayaquil (ECU): Birthday advance with a bang for Glenda Morejon (ECU) who wins the 52nd South American Championships

Guayaquil (ECU): Birthday advance with a bang for Glenda Morejon (ECU) who wins the 52nd South American Championships       Guayaquil in Ecuador this weekend hosts the 52nd edition of the South American Championship in the Senior category.   After more than half a century - the previous time was in Quito 1969 - Ecuador receives the highest athle...

Guayaquil (ECU): Birthday advance with a bang for Glenda Morejon (ECU) who wins the 52nd South American Championships
28/05/2021 - Gulf Shores (USA): National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championships 2021

Gulf Shores (USA): National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championships 2021       The NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) Championships took place between 26 and 28 May 2021 at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores in Alabama (USA)   The walking events took place on the seco...

Gulf Shores (USA): National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championships 2021
25/05/2021 - Rome 1987: the 10km women of memories of Kerry Saxby (AUS) and Marianne Torrelas (USA)

Rome 1987: the 10km women of memories of Kerry Saxby (AUS) and Marianne Torrelas (USA)     Rome 1987 was the second edition of the World Athletics Championships, but it was the first experience for women who competed up to the 1999 edition of Sevilla over the 10km distance. The Rome edition was a very special edition, with e...

Rome 1987: the 10km women of memories of Kerry Saxby (AUS) and Marianne Torrelas (USA)
23/05/2021 - Borsky Mikulas (SVK): 52nd edition of Zahoracka Dwadka

Borsky Mikulas (SVK): 52nd edition of Zahoracka Dwadka         The 52nd edition of Zahoracka Dwadka took place today in Borsky Mikulas, the oldest walking competition in the Slovak Republic now in its 52nd edition.   And just today Slovakia is crying, as we have already indicate...

Borsky Mikulas (SVK): 52nd edition of Zahoracka Dwadka
22/05/2021 - A look into the future - part three: 50km men

A look into the future - part three: 50km men     This year, although the pandemic problem has continued, some very important races have been held that can make us make an in-depth examination of the future prospects in view of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Olympic competition will tak...

A look into the future - part three: 50km men
22/05/2021 - Pavol Szikora (SVK) passed away

Pavol Szikora (SVK) passed away   Sad news reaches us.   At the age of 69, former Czechoslovakian and Slovakian walker, twice Olympic and historically first winner of the Dudince 50km in 1982, Pavol Szikora died after a long and serious illness.   Born in Lučenca (2...

Pavol Szikora (SVK) passed away
21/05/2021 - A look into the future - part two: 20km women

A look into the future - part two: 20km women       This year, although the pandemic problem has continued, some very important races have been held that can make us make an in-depth examination of the future prospects in view of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Olympic competition w...

A look into the future - part two: 20km women
20/05/2021 - A look into the future - part one: 20km men

A look into the future - part one: 20km men       This year, although the pandemic problem has continued, some very important races have been held that can make us make an in-depth examination of the future prospects in view of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Olympic competition w...

A look into the future - part one: 20km men
18/05/2021 - A look into the past: the struggle for leadership of race walking in Europe

A look into the past: the struggle for leadership of race walking in Europe       Historical cycles always repeat themselves. Race walking is no exception, not even in the European Team Championship, the old European Cup.   Podebrady 2021 was the third championship in which the battleship of Russia was a...

A look into the past: the struggle for leadership of race walking in Europe
17/05/2021 - Podebrady (CZE): The fair play of Tur and Ojala towards Agrusti

Podebrady (CZE): The fair play of Tur and Ojala towards Agrusti     Rivers of stories have been written about fair play in sport, many in which even in the “little ancient world” of walking.   Those who, like us, are a little ahead in the years will remember what made an era in cycling...

Podebrady (CZE): The fair play of Tur and Ojala towards Agrusti
16/05/2021 - Podebrady (CZE): European Race Waling Team Championships - Morning events

Podebrady (CZE): European Race Waling Team Championships - Morning events   Very humid and cool day.       50km men and 35km women       Very punctual departure.   The first lap is completed in 4:34 with Karl Junghannss (GER) in the lead, followed at a short distance by the couple M...

Podebrady (CZE): European Race Waling Team Championships - Morning events
16/05/2021 - Podebrady (CZE): European Race Waling Team Championships - Afternoon events

Podebrady (CZE): European Race Waling Team Championships - Afternoon events       Afternoon events       20km women     Katarzyna Zdzieblo (POL) immediately starts in the lead, gaining about twenty meters. The whole group follows her led by Antonella Palmisano (ITA), Meryem Bekmez (TU...

Podebrady (CZE): European Race Waling Team Championships - Afternoon events
15/05/2021 - Podebrady (CZE): Test Event

Podebrady (CZE): Test Event       The classic “test event” to check the functioning of all the activities related to the Championship took place this afternoon on the course of the European Team Championship in Podebrady.     A mixed 5km te...

Podebrady (CZE): Test Event
13/05/2021 - Podebrady (CZE): the European Race Walking Team Championships

Podebrady (CZE): the European Race Walking Team Championships       (From European Athletics web-site)   The final entries for the European Race Walking Team Championships in Podebrady, Czech Republic on 16 May have been published and can be found clickinn on ther bottom link According to t...

Podebrady (CZE): the European Race Walking Team Championships
12/05/2021 - Bejaia (ALG): 1e Soirée Ramadanesque

Bejaia (ALG): 1e Soirée Ramadanesque       Last April we offered our readers the results of two important walking races in Algeria.   The races were held in Bejaia (ALG) on 10.4.2021 with the Algerian Road Race Walk Cup named "Mohammed Elhadj Mechel" and p...

Bejaia (ALG): 1e Soirée Ramadanesque
11/05/2021 - Cuprija (SRB): Serbian national track walk championships

Cuprija (SRB): Serbian national track walk championships       The National Walking Championships were also held in Serbia on Sunday 9 May.   The races were as follows: - senior men: 10.000m track walk - senior women: 5.000m track walk - U20 women: 5.000m track walk - U18 women: 5.000m...

Cuprija (SRB): Serbian national track walk championships
10/05/2021 - Budapest (HUN): the Semifinal of the Hungarian Track Walking Team Championship

Budapest (HUN): the Semifinal of the Hungarian Track Walking Team Championship       The Semifinal of the Hungarian Track Marching Team Championship was held in Hungary on Sunday 9 May 2021 at the icarus BSE Sporttelep in Budapest.       5.000m track walk men   Fourteen athletes at the start....

Budapest (HUN): the Semifinal of the Hungarian Track Walking Team Championship
09/05/2021 - Taicang (CHN): "Ironman Cup" - Second day

Taicang (CHN):   The races of the second day of the "Ironman Cup" took place this Sunday morning in Taicang (Jiangsu province, population of 500,000 inhabitants), a new idea of ​​China not to miss the races that were initially part of the World Chal...

Taicang (CHN): "Ironman Cup" - Second day
08/05/2021 - Guayaquil (ECU): Panamerican Walking Cup

Guayaquil (ECU): Panamerican Walking Cup       On Friday 7 May 2021 Guayaquil (ECU) honored, with the Pan-American Cup, the memory of "Luis Chocho", one of the most successful coaches in this discipline who died in February due to Covid-19.    Chocho prom...

Guayaquil (ECU): Panamerican Walking Cup
08/05/2021 - Taicang (CHN): "Ironman Cup" - First day

Taicang (CHN):     This morning in Taicang were held the races of the first day of the "Ironman Cup" selection competition also for the next Chinese Games.       20km men     Departure at 8:00 with a temperature of 20&d...

Taicang (CHN): "Ironman Cup" - First day
06/05/2021 - Taicang (CHN): "Ironman Cup" 2021 National Race Walking Championship e National Games Qualifying

Taicang (CHN):     Saturday and Sunday morning in Taicang (Jiangsu province, population of 500,000 inhabitants) the races that were initially part of the World Walking Challenge but which following the pandemic problems and the impossibility for foreign ...

Taicang (CHN): "Ironman Cup" 2021 National Race Walking Championship e National Games Qualifying
05/05/2021 - Don Dunfee (CAN): I think that the most important factor in my son’s development was that our local judges were very strict.

Don Dunfee (CAN): I think that the most important factor in my son’s development was that our local judges were very strict.   Scrolling through the comments in the groups dedicated to race walking on Facebook in search of any news for our site Marcia dal Mondo, we came across this sentence from Don Dunfee (CAN) the father of Evan Dunfee that everyone knows not only ...

Don Dunfee (CAN): I think that the most important factor in my son’s development was that our local judges were very strict.
04/05/2021 - Voronovo (RUS): Victories of Nadejda Sergeeva (RUS) and Vasily Mizinov (RUS)

Voronovo (RUS): Victories of Nadejda Sergeeva (RUS) and Vasily Mizinov (RUS)         On Monday, May 3, on a cool and cloudy spring day, the traditional “Voronovo Cup” of march took place in Voronovo, about 70km from Moscow (RUS).   The current situation of Russia which cannot participate ...

Voronovo (RUS): Victories of Nadejda Sergeeva (RUS) and Vasily Mizinov (RUS)
03/05/2021 - The goodbye of Agnieska Dygacz

The goodbye of Agnieska Dygacz       Today it has been exactly seven years since Agnieska Dygacz (POL) improved her Polish record with a time of 1:28:58 in Taicang, China during the Team World Championships.   And it's been a few years since the official r...

The goodbye of Agnieska Dygacz
02/05/2021 - Melbourne (AUS): Rydian Cowley and Jemima Montag wins at the Australian National Championships

Melbourne (AUS): Rydian Cowley and Jemima Montag wins at the Australian National Championships     Fawkner Park in Melbourne was the venue for our VRWC races on Sunday morning, with the meet also hosting the Victorian 20km and Victorian Masters 20km Championships, along with an Athletics Australia Invitational 20km walk. Conditions ...

Melbourne (AUS): Rydian Cowley and Jemima Montag wins at the Australian National Championships
01/05/2021 - Our thoughts on the "so-called rule B"

Our thoughts on the       In these days a debate is opening up on a social network about whether in Great Britain they are trying to legitimise races where bent knees are not judged by having it added to the UKA rule book. Who, like us, knows the interna...

Our thoughts on the "so-called rule B"
30/04/2021 - Robert "Bob" Bowman passed away

Robert     It is with a deep sadness that we came to know and we had the confirmation that a friend is no longer there.   Bob Bowman, Chariman of the IAAF Race Walking Committee in the period between Palle Lassen and Maurizio Damilano passed...

Robert "Bob" Bowman passed away
28/04/2021 - Thanks to "Rachel the Racewalker"

Thanks to     The beautiful words of Rachel Seaman (CAN) announcing her retirement from competitions.       An impossible task, summing up the last 20 years of my life!   I surpassed what I ever thought possible and I’ve b...

Thanks to "Rachel the Racewalker"
27/04/2021 - Lousada, Oporto (POR): “Torneio de Marcia em Pista”

Lousada, Oporto (POR): “Torneio de Marcia em Pista”       In the past weekend in Portugal, not only the Portuguese Cup took place, albeit with a smaller participation.   On Sunday 25 April in the Sports Field of Lousada, about fifty km from Porto, the "Torneio de Marcia em Pi...

Lousada, Oporto (POR): “Torneio de Marcia em Pista”
27/04/2021 - Albufeira, Algarve (POR): The Portuguese Race Walking Cup

Albufeira, Algarve (POR): The Portuguese Race Walking Cup       The Portuguese Race walking Cup, a team championship, took place on Saturday 24 April on the Albufeira track, in Algarve in Portugal.   The competition, again due to the pandemic, took place in a reduced form with the absen...

Albufeira, Algarve (POR): The Portuguese Race Walking Cup
27/04/2021 - Braganca Paulista (BRA): Caio Bonfim's South American record in the 20,000m track walk

Braganca Paulista (BRA): Caio Bonfim's South American record in the 20,000m track walk       This day of April 25 in Braganca Paulista will long be remembered as a milestone in the history of the Brazilian race walk.       20.000m track walk men   Caio Oliveira de Sena Bonfim obtained the new South A...

Braganca Paulista (BRA): Caio Bonfim
26/04/2021 - Leeds (GBR): Victories of Tom Bosworth (GBR) and Agata Kowalska (POL)

Leeds (GBR): Victories of Tom Bosworth (GBR) and Agata Kowalska (POL)         The British Tom Bosworth, representative of the Tonbridge Athletics Club, was the winner of the 10 km race of the Road Walking Meeting held yesterday in Leeds, England, on the initiative of the «National Center for ...

Leeds (GBR): Victories of Tom Bosworth (GBR) and Agata Kowalska (POL)
25/04/2021 - Guayaquil (ECU): Next May 5th will host the Pan-American Walking Championship

Guayaquil (ECU): Next May 5th will host the Pan-American Walking Championship       Eleven federations have confirmed their participation in the Pan-American Walking Championship, which will take place on May 7 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.     Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico...

Guayaquil (ECU): Next May 5th will host the Pan-American Walking Championship
24/04/2021 - Eaton, Ohio USA: Rivers State Conference Championships

Eaton, Ohio USA: Rivers State Conference Championships       Rivers State Conference Champoionships also took place this week in Eaton, Ohio, USA. Tthe Team Championships saw Rio Grande (Ohio) team triumph. The walking events took place on Friday 23 April on the 5.000m track walk distance...

Eaton, Ohio USA: Rivers State Conference Championships
24/04/2021 - Columbia, SC (USA): The Appalachian Athletics Conference Outdoor Athletics Championships

Columbia, SC (USA):  The Appalachian Athletics Conference Outdoor Athletics Championships       On Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd April 2021, the Appalachian Athletics Conference Outdoor Athletics Championships were held in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, originally scheduled for the previous weekend but postponed to the for...

Columbia, SC (USA):  The Appalachian Athletics Conference Outdoor Athletics Championships
24/04/2021 - Milan (ITA): Eleonora Giorgi and Federico Tontodonati win the Walk and Middle Distance Night by ESET

Milan (ITA): Eleonora Giorgi and Federico Tontodonati win the Walk and Middle Distance Night by ESET       Anyone who have a smattering of athletics in Italy knows that one of the "musts" is the opportunity to participate in a competition at the Arena Civica in Milan.   For the building, commissioned by Napoleon Bonapa...

Milan (ITA): Eleonora Giorgi and Federico Tontodonati win the Walk and Middle Distance Night by ESET
23/04/2021 - Banska Bystrica (SVK); the traditional race walking meeting

Banska Bystrica (SVK); the traditional race walking meeting       Today the traditional Walking Meeting organized by the Banka Bystrica Club (SVK) took place at the VSC Dukla stadium.     20.000m track walk men   At the walking races on the new training oval of the Dukla of Bans...

Banska Bystrica (SVK); the traditional race walking meeting
22/04/2021 - Brest (BLR): Belarus race walking cup

Brest (BLR): Belarus race walking cup     On a rainy Saturday (april 17), the city of Brest, Belarus hosted the traditional Belarusian Walking Cup, with events for all ages. The main tests on the distances of 20km and 35km for men and women were an opportunity to evaluate the ...

Brest (BLR): Belarus race walking cup
21/04/2021 - "Chuso" García Bragado completes Spain's preselection for the European Team Walking Championship

      (from the RFEA - ESP website)       The head coach of the RFEA national team, Pepe Peiró, has announced the name of the fourth member who will complete the Spanish 50km walking team for the European Team Wa...

"Chuso" García Bragado completes Spain
20/04/2021 - An irregularity in the biological passport was notified to Anežka Drahotová

An irregularity in the biological passport was notified to Anežka Drahotová       The Czech Republic press announced this morning that walker Anežka Drahotová (CZE) was informed by the Czech Republic Anti-Doping Committee of a positive anti-doping violation.   The information notes that the sample...

An irregularity in the biological passport was notified to Anežka Drahotová
20/04/2021 - Pamplona (ESP): 2nd Grand Prix "Ciudadela de Pamplona"

Pamplona (ESP): 2nd Grand Prix       At 10:30 on Sunday morning, with the 20km road walk, the 2nd edition of the Grand Prix of the National Athletic Walk Ciudadela de Pamplona began. Under the supervision of Rodrigo Dominguez, and the full organization of the event...

Pamplona (ESP): 2nd Grand Prix "Ciudadela de Pamplona"
19/04/2021 - Zagreb (CRO): Bruno Erent and Ivana Renic win the Croatian Track Championships

Zagreb (CRO): Bruno Erent and Ivana Renic win the Croatian Track Championships       A weekend that just passed with a Sunday with no competitions all over the world.   Yesterday we reported the most important ones. Today we proceed with those of a minor tone. First of all the National Track Championships i...

Zagreb (CRO): Bruno Erent and Ivana Renic win the Croatian Track Championships
19/04/2021 - Sentjur (SLO): The Slovenian track walking championships with a good result by Jaka Grabner

Sentjur (SLO): The Slovenian track walking championships with a good result by Jaka Grabner       The Slovenian National Track Championships took place in Sentiur, a small town between Ljubliana and Maribor.       10.000m track walk men   Victory to Anze Tesovnik (SLO) in 54: 19.24 Second place in Primosz...

Sentjur (SLO): The Slovenian track walking championships with a good result by Jaka Grabner
19/04/2021 - Bekescsaba (HUN): Victories of Lukasz Niedzialek (POL) and Katarzyna Zdzieblo (POL) - Helebrandt and Kovacs Huangarian champions

Bekescsaba (HUN): Victories of Lukasz Niedzialek (POL) and  Katarzyna Zdzieblo (POL) - Helebrandt and Kovacs Huangarian champions       Bekescsaba (HUN) yesterday hosted the 20km road walk valid for the title of Champion of Hungary.   The 20km event valid for men and women included some intermediate marks over some distances valid for the lower categories. ...

Bekescsaba (HUN): Victories of Lukasz Niedzialek (POL) and  Katarzyna Zdzieblo (POL) - Helebrandt and Kovacs Huangarian champions
19/04/2021 - Eltham (GBR): George Wilkinson (GBR) and Abigail Jenninngs (GBR) have won the 2021 edition of the Graded 3000m Track Race Walks

Eltham (GBR): George Wilkinson (GBR) and Abigail Jenninngs (GBR) have won the 2021 edition of the Graded 3000m Track Race Walks       Cambridge Harriers race walking section is a friendly group that has individuals and teams achieving success at every level. Training and competition is available for beginners, juniors, seniors and masters. Coach Noel Carm...

Eltham (GBR): George Wilkinson (GBR) and Abigail Jenninngs (GBR) have won the 2021 edition of the Graded 3000m Track Race Walks
19/04/2021 - Espoo (FIN): Finland National Championships

Espoo (FIN): Finland National Championships       The National Walking Championships were also held in Finland. The competitions took place at the Tapiola Sports Center in Espoo.     20km men   Only two athletes at the start, with favorite Aleksi Ojala (FIN) domi...

Espoo (FIN): Finland National Championships
18/04/2021 - Various venues: the track phases of the Club Championship in Italy

Various venues: the track phases of the Club Championship in Italy     The third day of the Road Company Championships took place in three groups in which the track events took place. The distances: - Senior (men and women): 10.000m track walk - U20 (men and women): 10.000m track walk - U18 (boy...

Various venues: the track phases of the Club Championship in Italy
18/04/2021 - Megara (GRE): Kiriaki Filtisikou and Zacharias Tsamoudakis win the Panhellenic 20km Championship

Megara (GRE): Kiriaki Filtisikou and Zacharias Tsamoudakis win the Panhellenic 20km Championship       For the second time in two months Megara in the "Varea" area hosts the Panhellenic Walking Championship and this time it is the 20km (reserved for senior and U23 athletes) and two 10km (5km for U19 girks) on the road, ...

Megara (GRE): Kiriaki Filtisikou and Zacharias Tsamoudakis win the Panhellenic 20km Championship
18/04/2021 - Guayaquil (ECU): Richard Boroto National Grand Prix

Guayaquil (ECU): Richard Boroto National Grand Prix       The most important walkers of Ecuador gathered for an extraordinary 10,000m track walk, as part of the Richard Boroto National Championship / Grand Prix, which took place between Saturday 15 and Sunday 18 April in Guayaquil (ECU...

Guayaquil (ECU): Richard Boroto National Grand Prix
14/04/2021 - Algiers (ALG): Track Winter Championships

Algiers (ALG): Track Winter Championships       Also in Africa, this time again in Algeria, the Winter Track Championships were held at the Bateau Cassé Stadium in Bordj El Kiffen in Algiers on the weekend of 26-27 March 2021.   The event was dedicated to Abdelkad...

Algiers (ALG): Track Winter Championships
14/04/2021 - Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA): the Warriors Opener Indiana Techn

Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA): the Warriors Opener Indiana Techn       Forth Waine, Indiana (USA) between Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit is the home of an important university with connected colleges and Campus: the Indiana Institute of Technologies.   It is a non-profit private university ...

Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA): the Warriors Opener Indiana Techn
13/04/2021 - Rabat (MAR): 9th edition of a Meeting of the Federation of Morocco

Rabat (MAR): 9th edition of a Meeting of the Federation of Morocco     Our journey into the world of the African race walk continues. The contacts established, which we sincerely thank, have allowed us to highlight what has long been our main goal: to introduce our readers to that part of the World that i...

Rabat (MAR): 9th edition of a Meeting of the Federation of Morocco
12/04/2021 - Bejaia (ALG): Algerian Race Walking Cup “Mohammed Elhadj Mechel”

Bejaia (ALG): Algerian Race Walking Cup “Mohammed Elhadj Mechel”     It is with great pleasure that we offer our regular readers the results of the Algerian Road Walking Cup named "Mohammed Elhadj Mechel", which took place on Saturday 10 April in Bejaia (ALG).   It is not often that we ar...

Bejaia (ALG): Algerian Race Walking Cup “Mohammed Elhadj Mechel”
12/04/2021 - Philadelphia (USA): Dalia Oliveras (PUR) and Daniel Nehnevaj win the USA Trials for the Pan American Race Walking Cup

Philadelphia (USA): Dalia Oliveras (PUR) and Daniel Nehnevaj win the USA Trials for the Pan American Race Walking Cup     Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA hosted the US Trials for the Pan American Race Walking Cup on Sunday 11 April 2021.   The two main races took place on the distance of 20km (men and women), while in those reserved...

Philadelphia (USA): Dalia Oliveras (PUR) and Daniel Nehnevaj win the USA Trials for the Pan American Race Walking Cup
12/04/2021 - Almeirim (POR): Joao Vieira and Ana Cabecinha win the 20km Portugal Championships

Almeirim (POR): Joao Vieira and Ana Cabecinha win the 20km Portugal Championships     The national road racing championships of the 20km of Portugal took place on Saturday 10 April.   The races took place in a 1 km circuit located in the Almeirim Urban Circular on a rainy day that greatly disturbed the athletes. &n...

Almeirim (POR): Joao Vieira and Ana Cabecinha win the 20km Portugal Championships
11/04/2021 - Batman (TUR): Turkish Walking Championships for Clubs of the First League

Batman (TUR): Turkish Walking Championships for Clubs of the First League       The Walking Championships for Clubs of the First League of Turkey took place on Saturday 10 April 2021 in Batman (TUR).   Batman is a city of nearly 300,000 inhabitants, the provincial capital, located in South Eastern Anat...

Batman (TUR): Turkish Walking Championships for Clubs of the First League
11/04/2021 - Wajima (JPN): Satoshi Mauro wins 50km in 3:38:32

Wajima (JPN): Satoshi Mauro wins 50km in 3:38:32       A beautiful sunny day was the setting for the 105th edition of the 50km Japan Championships which, punctual as always on the second Sunday of April, took place in the beautiful town of Wajima, on the west coast of Japan facing t...

Wajima (JPN): Satoshi Mauro wins 50km in 3:38:32
10/04/2021 - Frankfurt (GER): Great time of Jonathan Hilbert on 50km at the German Championships (3:43:44)

Frankfurt (GER): Great time of Jonathan Hilbert on 50km at the German Championships (3:43:44)       The German Road Race National Championships took place today in Frankfurt.     50km men   Three Olympic standards, crowned by an exceptional performance by Jonathan Hilbert (GER): this was the result. Hilbert had ...

Frankfurt (GER): Great time of Jonathan Hilbert on 50km at the German Championships (3:43:44)
10/04/2021 - Olomouc (CZE): Victories of Eider Arevalo (COL) and Mayra Perez (GUA)

Olomouc (CZE): Victories of Eider Arevalo (COL) and Mayra Perez (GUA)       The 55th edition of the traditional Marching Meeting took place today in Olomouc (CZE).   This year the participation was more intense and qualified than usual, with the two main events (those of the 20km men and women) of ...

Olomouc (CZE): Victories of Eider Arevalo (COL) and Mayra Perez (GUA)
09/04/2021 - Dominic Ndigiti (KEN) pleads for more race walking events

Dominic Ndigiti (KEN) pleads for more race walking events     Africa Under-20 walking race champion Dominic Ndigiti believes the performance levels of Kenyan race walkers can improve with more participation in international events.  He hopes for a podium finish at the Senior African Champion...

Dominic Ndigiti (KEN) pleads for more race walking events
08/04/2021 - The Cantones de La Coruna have been confirmed for June 5th

The Cantones de La Coruna have been confirmed for June 5th       The streets of the Cantones will witness again on June 5 a new edition of the Cantones International Grand Prix of Race Walking - Sergio Vázquez Trophy¨ after last year and for the first time in its thirty-four years,...

The Cantones de La Coruna have been confirmed for June 5th
31/03/2021 - Some news starting from April 1, 2021

Some news starting from April 1, 2021       When for the third consecutive year you realize that your information work has changed audience, then it is time to ask yourself: "We have done something wrong" or "We have to make some strategic changes, because ...

Some news starting from April 1, 2021
29/03/2021 - Baldwin City, Kansas USA: 2021 Baker University Relays

Baldwin City, Kansas USA: 2021 Baker University Relays     Baker is a private university that educates traditional and nontraditional students through small classes, innovative instructors, and rigorous course work. A Baker education is rooted in the liberal arts, a tradition that builds on hi...

Baldwin City, Kansas USA: 2021 Baker University Relays
28/03/2021 - Bogota (COL): National Walking Championship of Colombia

Bogota (COL): National Walking Championship of Colombia         Yesterday, Saturday 27 March, the 2021 edition of the Colombia National Walking Championship took place in Colombia, at the "Parque Recreo-deportivo el Salitre", with the support of the Colombian Athle...

Bogota (COL): National Walking Championship of Colombia
27/03/2021 - Antalya (TUR): Balkan Championships - Great results of Meryem Bekmez

Antalya (TUR): Balkan Championships - Great results of Meryem Bekmez       The Balkan Walking Championships were held today on the beach of Antalya Konyaaltı with the participation of six countries.   Hosting them this year is Turkey. Guest nations are Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia with s...

Antalya (TUR): Balkan Championships - Great results of Meryem Bekmez
27/03/2021 - Melbourne (AUS): Victories of Rydian Cowley and Jemima Montag in the 20km Australia and Oceania Championships

Melbourne (AUS): Victories of Rydian Cowley and Jemima Montag in the 20km Australia and Oceania Championships   This morning the Oceania and Australian 20km Walking Championships took place at Fawkner Park in Melbourne.   While waiting to receive the usual detailed report from our friend Tim Erickson, we give our readers this initial flash of the ...

Melbourne (AUS): Victories of Rydian Cowley and Jemima Montag in the 20km Australia and Oceania Championships
26/03/2021 - Jared Tallent announces retirement following a hamstring injury

Jared Tallent announces retirement following a hamstring injury       Jared Tallent will walk proudly into retirement as Australia's most prolific Olympic male track-and-field medallist. He can be just as proud of the public stance he took against the scourge of doping in sport — mo...

Jared Tallent announces retirement following a hamstring injury
26/03/2021 - London (GBR): Callum Wilkinson wins in 1:22:47

London (GBR): Callum Wilkinson wins in 1:22:47       This morning the Müller British Athletics Marathon and 20km Walk Trials were held at the Royal Bothanic Garden, Kew in London, valid as selection for the Olympic Games. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, better known as Kew Ga...

London (GBR): Callum Wilkinson wins in 1:22:47
25/03/2021 - Huangshan (CHN): The fastest 20km men in history

Huangshan (CHN): The fastest 20km men in history     A star race was held in Huangshan, in the Anhui region. The weather conditions perfect with 10 degrees at the start and the rain that stopped falling half an hour before the start helped to achieve these great results.     Th...

Huangshan (CHN): The fastest 20km men in history
24/03/2021 - Lutsk (UKR): The National Championships of Ukraine

Lutsk (UKR): The National Championships of Ukraine       On March 20, the Ukrainian winter walking championship took place in Lutsk, on Volya Avenue.   Everything happened: Olympic standards, national records and real sports drama and excitement accompanied the competition.  ...

Lutsk (UKR): The National Championships of Ukraine
23/03/2021 - Columbia, South Carolina, USA: the Rams College Invitational

Columbia, South Carolina, USA: the Rams College Invitational       The second day of the Rams College Invitational took place on Saturday 23 March in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The Rams Colleges in USA are Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges in which sports activities are also carried out....

Columbia, South Carolina, USA: the Rams College Invitational
22/03/2021 - Huangshan (CHN): 20km women. Not just a world record, but a great three-way challenge

Huangshan (CHN): 20km women. Not just a world record, but a great three-way challenge       After this weekend-end the world of world walking has changed, but this time the pandemic is not involved.   Since June 6, 2015, when Liu Hong set the world record in La Coruna, women, also following the exclusion of Russia...

Huangshan (CHN): 20km women. Not just a world record, but a great three-way challenge
22/03/2021 - Nomi (JPN): 45th edition of the Nomi Tournament

Nomi (JPN): 45th edition of the Nomi Tournament       This morning the competitions of the 45th edition of the Nomi Tournament took place in Nomi (JPN).   In past years, this competition was also combined with the Asian Championship of 20km of road walking, which unfortunately...

Nomi (JPN): 45th edition of the Nomi Tournament
21/03/2021 - Huangshan (CHN): 50km - Luo Yadong's victory in 3:46:51

Huangshan (CHN): 50km - Luo Yadong's victory in 3:46:51       With an excellent climate and a temperature between 9 and 11 degrees Celsius, at 6:30 in the morning the almost 40 Chinese athletes of the 50 km walk set off to conquer the national title and qualification in the next Tokyo Olym...

Huangshan (CHN): 50km - Luo Yadong
21/03/2021 - Dudince (SVK): The 40th edition

Dudince (SVK): The 40th edition       Our great friends from Slovakia and Dudince in particular will not be hurt if this morning caught by the fireworks in both races of Huangshan in China we have neglected the Classic Dudinska 50 now in its 40th edition.   A g...

Dudince (SVK): The 40th edition
20/03/2021 - Huangshan (CHN): 20km women. Yang Jiayu new world record, in three under 1:25:00

Huangshan (CHN): 20km women. Yang Jiayu new world record, in three under 1:25:00       If the men's 20km was a spectacular race, we don't have an adjective to define that of the women.   Participation in Tokyo will be the prize, but also something else.     20km women   Six are leading ...

Huangshan (CHN): 20km women. Yang Jiayu new world record, in three under 1:25:00
20/03/2021 - Huangshan (CHN): 20km men victory of Wang Kaihua in 1:16:54

Huangshan (CHN): 20km men victory of Wang Kaihua in 1:16:54     Fireworks this morning in Huangshan on the classic course of each year where the competitions of the first day of the National Winter Championships of China are taking place.     The first of the scheduled races starts at 8:0...

Huangshan (CHN): 20km men victory of Wang Kaihua in 1:16:54
19/03/2021 - Huangshan (CHN): China's Winter Walking Championships tomorrow

Huangshan (CHN): China's Winter Walking Championships tomorrow       The Chinese Winter Walking Championships will take place tomorrow in Huangshan (Anhui). Competitions valid as qualifiers for the Olympics. The first three of each competition will be selected for Tokyo.   Huangshan is a cit...

Huangshan (CHN): China
18/03/2021 - No more than 10 ANA athletes can participate in the Tokyo Games and Worlds in Oregon.

No more than 10 ANA athletes can participate in the Tokyo Games and Worlds in Oregon.     The World Athletics Council today agreed to reinstate the Authorised Newtral Athlete (ANA) scheme, suspended since last March, allowing individual Russian Competitiorns to qualify for this summer's scheduled Tokyo 2020 Games.  ...

No more than 10 ANA athletes can participate in the Tokyo Games and Worlds in Oregon.
15/03/2021 - Bragança Paulista (BRA): Caio Bonfim and Viviane Santana Lyra have won the Copa do Brasil

Bragança Paulista (BRA): Caio Bonfim and Viviane Santana Lyra have won the Copa do Brasil       Race walk weekend also in Brazil despite the pandemic.   The Brasil Cup took place in Braganca Paulista, which serves as a national individual and team championship and also as a qualification for the next Copa Panamericana...

Bragança Paulista (BRA): Caio Bonfim and Viviane Santana Lyra have won the Copa do Brasil
14/03/2021 - Murcia (ESP): Victories of Perseus Karlstrom (1:18:43) and Maria Perez (1:28:25) - The Spanish men's title to Diego Garcia

Murcia (ESP): Victories of Perseus Karlstrom (1:18:43) and Maria Perez (1:28:25) - The Spanish men's title to Diego Garcia       This morning in Murcia (ESP) took place the Spanish Championship of the 20km open and some races reserved for the U20s on shorter distances.         20km men       Departure at 10:00   A g...

Murcia (ESP): Victories of Perseus Karlstrom (1:18:43) and Maria Perez (1:28:25) - The Spanish men
13/03/2021 - Morona (ECU): Andres Chocho and Erica de Sena win the 35km of Ecuadorian championships

Morona (ECU): Andres Chocho and Erica de Sena win the 35km of Ecuadorian championships       In Ecuador on the Macas circuit near Morona Santiago at an altitude of 1,050m, on Saturday 13 April, the National Walking Championship began as a tribute to the great master Luis Chocho San Martín, pioneer and master of t...

Morona (ECU): Andres Chocho and Erica de Sena win the 35km of Ecuadorian championships
11/03/2021 - 40 years of the Dudinska patdesiatka

40 years of the Dudinska patdesiatka     It was March 20, 1982 (39 years ago) when Pavol Szikora (CZE) who a few days later would have turned 30 for the first time imposed himself on the finish line of what would become over the years the European queen of the 50km walk: ...

40 years of the Dudinska patdesiatka
08/03/2021 - Ostia e Grottaglie (ITA): the wind takes, the wind returns.

Ostia e Grottaglie (ITA): the wind takes, the wind returns.       Riccardo Orsoni and Mariavittoria Becchetti two young promises of the Italian race walk have completed a similar way since January 2021, of successes, small disappointments, battles against Aeolus and finally the day of days in ...

Ostia e Grottaglie (ITA): the wind takes, the wind returns.
07/03/2021 - Newport, UK (GBR): Callum Wilkinson wins with new UK record (39: 05.85)

Newport, UK (GBR): Callum Wilkinson wins with new UK record (39: 05.85)     On Saturday 6 March at the Spytty Park Leisure Center on Treason Road in Newport UK (GBR) the 2021 edition of the Elite Winter Walks took place, a competition reserved for the best GBR athletes.   The walking races took place at 1...

Newport, UK (GBR): Callum Wilkinson wins with new UK record (39: 05.85)
07/03/2021 - Grottaglie (ITA): Federico Tontodonati and Eleonora Anna Giorgi Italian champions of the 20km

Grottaglie (ITA): Federico Tontodonati and Eleonora Anna Giorgi Italian champions of the 20km       This morning the Italian road championships of 20km were held in Grottaglie (ITA) with side races     The time program is as follows: 9:15 U20 15km men 9:30 20km men and women 11:45 U18 10km students 12:00 U20 10 km wo...

Grottaglie (ITA): Federico Tontodonati and Eleonora Anna Giorgi Italian champions of the 20km
07/03/2021 - Yankton, South Dakota, USA: NAIA Indoor Championships 2021

Yankton, South Dakota, USA: NAIA Indoor Championships 2021       The NAIA Indoor Championships 2021 took place on Friday 5 March and Saturday 6 March 2021 at the Mount Marty facility in Yankton, South Dakota, USA. NAIA is the acronym of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. &...

Yankton, South Dakota, USA: NAIA Indoor Championships 2021
06/03/2021 - Antalya (TUR): National Championships of Turkey - new national records of Meryem Bekmez and Salih Korkmaz

Antalya (TUR): National Championships of Turkey - new national records of Meryem Bekmez and Salih Korkmaz   Antalya, a city in Turkey that needs no introduction due to its history, its sea and its surroundings, today hosts the Turkish Open Walking Championships.   Not only the interesting Turkish Team of Mustagha Akyavas will be fighting on th...

Antalya (TUR): National Championships of Turkey - new national records of Meryem Bekmez and Salih Korkmaz
04/03/2021 - Bermejo (BOL): The National Walking Championships of Bolivia

Bermejo (BOL): The National Walking Championships of Bolivia       The Bolivian National Walking Championships were held in Bermejo in the province of Tarija in Bolivia.   The scheduled races were as follows: - 20km men and women - 35km men and women - 10km U20 men and women - 10km U18 stu...

Bermejo (BOL): The National Walking Championships of Bolivia
03/03/2021 - Grottaglie (ITA): on Sunday the Italian 20km Men and Women Championship

Grottaglie (ITA): on Sunday the Italian 20km Men and Women Championship       On Sunday 7 March in Grottaglie (ITA) the absolute national championships of the 20km men and women will take place with other side competitions valid for the 2021 Clubs Championship.   Are scheduled: - 9:15: 15km U20 men -...

Grottaglie (ITA): on Sunday the Italian 20km Men and Women Championship
02/03/2021 - San Jeronimo (GUA): Erick Barrondo and María Fernanda Peinado Champions of Guatemala. In light the Mexicans in the 20km men.

San Jeronimo (GUA): Erick Barrondo and María Fernanda Peinado Champions of Guatemala. In light the Mexicans in the 20km men.       On Sunday 28 February, in the streets of San Jerónimo, Baja Verapaz, the national athletic walking championships of Guatemala took place, the first event held in the country with the presence of the main athletes of the c...

San Jeronimo (GUA): Erick Barrondo and María Fernanda Peinado Champions of Guatemala. In light the Mexicans in the 20km men.
01/03/2021 - Pombal (POR): Ruben Santos and Maria Bernardo win in Portugal U23 Indoor Championships

Pombal (POR): Ruben Santos and Maria Bernardo win in Portugal U23 Indoor Championships       Over the past weekend the U23 National Indoor Championships were held in Pombal (POR) in the indoor facility of the Expocentro.   The walking events took place in the afternoon session on Saturday 27 February as follows: - ...

Pombal (POR): Ruben Santos and Maria Bernardo win in Portugal U23 Indoor Championships
01/03/2021 - Santee (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens win the USA 50km and 35km Championships

Santee (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens win the USA 50km and 35km Championships       On Sunday, February 28, the USATF National Championships of 50km men and 35km women took place in Santee, California (USA).     50km men   Nine athletes at the start including two athletes (Jhon Castaneda, USA and...

Santee (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens win the USA 50km and 35km Championships
28/02/2021 - Megara (GRE): Alexandros Papamichail and Antigoni Drismbioti win the 35km championship of Greece.

Megara (GRE): Alexandros Papamichail and Antigoni Drismbioti win the 35km championship of Greece.       The 35 km Panhellenic championship took place today in Megara in the "Varea" area in Megara with our best athletes from Greece competing.   In addition to the 35km Panhellenic championship, the 20km, 10km races we...

Megara (GRE): Alexandros Papamichail and Antigoni Drismbioti win the 35km championship of Greece.
26/02/2021 - San Jose de Costa Rica (CRC): Alegna Aryday Gonzalez Munoz wins the Championship of Costa Rica in 1:34:02

San Jose de Costa Rica (CRC): Alegna Aryday Gonzalez Munoz wins the Championship of Costa Rica in 1:34:02       The first edition of the Costa Rican Walking Championships took place on the road in the Sabanilla area, in conjunction with the cross country championships.   The walking events for all categories took place on Sunday 21 F...

San Jose de Costa Rica (CRC): Alegna Aryday Gonzalez Munoz wins the Championship of Costa Rica in 1:34:02
25/02/2021 - Results from Torun (POL) and Miramas (FRA) and indoor lists

Results from Torun (POL) and Miramas (FRA) and indoor lists       The past weekend saw a high number of competitions, particularly indoors, in many European countries.   Frankly we were not able to follow them all carefully, but in any case of the most important ones we have recorded the ...

Results from Torun (POL) and Miramas (FRA) and indoor lists
24/02/2021 - Massimo Stano became a father

Massimo Stano became a father       The rush of competitions this past weekend has unfortunately made us overlook perhaps the most important event in life for Massimo Stano.   We met him in Ostia (ITA) on the occasion of the Italian 50km Championship on Satur...

Massimo Stano became a father
23/02/2021 - Logan (USA): River State Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships

Logan (USA): River State Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships       The intense indoor activity in the USA continues.   The River State Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships took place on Saturday 20 February hosted by the Chieftain Centre of Logan in Ohio in the USA, with two w...

Logan (USA): River State Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships
22/02/2021 - Klaipeda (LTU): Brigita Virbalyte and Marius Ziukas win the Lithuania Indoor Championships

Klaipeda (LTU): Brigita Virbalyte and Marius Ziukas win the Lithuania Indoor Championships       The Lithuania Indoor Championships were held at the Klaipeda Sports Hall (LTU).   The two walking competitions on the distance of 3.000m indoor for women and 5.000m indoor for men were held on Saturday 20 February 2021. &nb...

Klaipeda (LTU): Brigita Virbalyte and Marius Ziukas win the Lithuania Indoor Championships
21/02/2021 - Kobe (JPN) - Victories of Toshikazu Yamanishi (1:17:20) and Nanako Fujii (1:30:45)

Kobe (JPN) - Victories of Toshikazu Yamanishi (1:17:20) and Nanako Fujii (1:30:45)   Great morning of walk in Kobe on the classic 1km Rokko Island course.   Sunshine, ideal temperature (14°C at the start of the race and 16°C at the end), perfect humidity (67% at the start of the race and 55% at the end) and a sli...

Kobe (JPN) - Victories of Toshikazu Yamanishi (1:17:20) and Nanako Fujii (1:30:45)
20/02/2021 - Sochi (RUS): the second day of the Winter Championships for Teams

Sochi (RUS): the second day of the Winter Championships for Teams       Second day of competitions in Sochi (RUS) for the Winter Championships for Walking Team.   It is the day of the track races reserved for the U18 and U16 categories.     10,000m track walk U18 boys   Victory D...

Sochi (RUS): the second day of the Winter Championships for Teams
20/02/2021 - Ancona (ITA): Valentina Trapletti and Federico Tontodonati win the Absolute Italian Indoor Championships

Ancona (ITA): Valentina Trapletti and Federico Tontodonati win the Absolute Italian Indoor Championships       In Ancona, on the first day of the Italian Absolute Indoor Championships, the two walking races took place on the classic distances of 5,000m indoors for men and 3,000m indoors for women.     3.000m indoor women  ...

Ancona (ITA): Valentina Trapletti and Federico Tontodonati win the Absolute Italian Indoor Championships
20/02/2021 - Budapest (HUN): Miklos Domonkos Srp ans Barbara Kovaccare the winner of the Indoor Championships of Hungary

Budapest (HUN): Miklos Domonkos Srp ans Barbara Kovaccare the winner of the Indoor Championships of Hungary   The Hungarian Indoor Championships are being held in Budapest (HUN) in the Syma Hall.   On the first day (20.2) the competition of:     5.000m indoor men   Four athletes at the start.   Victory to Miklos Domonkos Srp...

Budapest (HUN): Miklos Domonkos Srp ans Barbara Kovaccare the winner of the Indoor Championships of Hungary
19/02/2021 - Sochi (RUS): Great results at the team winter championships

Sochi (RUS): Great results at the team winter championships       Winter Walking Championships are being held in Sochi (RUS) which are also valid as team championships of Russia.   On Friday, February 19, the road races of the following took place: - 35km (men and women) - 20km (men and w...

Sochi (RUS): Great results at the team winter championships
19/02/2021 - Kobe (JPN) - On Sunday the 104th national championship of Japan in the 20km walk

Kobe (JPN) - On Sunday the 104th national championship of Japan in the 20km walk         On Sunday 21 February the 104th edition of the National Road Walking Championships of Japan will take place in Kobe (JPN) on the traditional route of Rokko Island.   The scheduled races are as follows:     ...

Kobe (JPN) - On Sunday the 104th national championship of Japan in the 20km walk
19/02/2021 - Elsah (USA): TRXC Timing Opportunity results on 3.000m indoor walk

Elsah (USA): TRXC Timing Opportunity results on 3.000m indoor walk       The intense indoor activity in the USA continues.   The TRXC Timing Opportunity 2021 # 3 took place on Friday 19 February hosted by the Elsah Sports Palace in Illimois in the USA, with two walking races over the distance of...

Elsah (USA): TRXC Timing Opportunity results on 3.000m indoor walk
18/02/2021 - Luis Antonio Chocho (ECU): the memory of Ruben Aguilera (ARG)

Luis Antonio Chocho (ECU): the memory of Ruben Aguilera (ARG)       A great teacher of world athletic walking has left us: Luis Antonio Chocho San Martin     World athletics is in mourning. At the age of 64, he died victim of Covid 19 Luis Antonio Chocho San Martin. He was born on Febr...

Luis Antonio Chocho (ECU): the memory of Ruben Aguilera (ARG)
17/02/2021 - Timbò, Santa Catarina (BRA): the Catarinenses Walking Championships

Timbò, Santa Catarina (BRA): the Catarinenses Walking Championships       On Sunday 14th February the Regional Walking Championships took place in Timbò in the Catarina region (BRA).   The scheduled races were as follows: - 20km women: 7:00 am - 20km men: 7:00 am - 10km women: 9:15 am - 10...

Timbò, Santa Catarina (BRA): the Catarinenses Walking Championships
16/02/2021 - Braga (POR): Rui Coelho and Edna Barros win the Portugal Indoor Championships

Braga (POR): Rui Coelho and Edna Barros win the Portugal Indoor Championships       The indoor athletics championships of Portugal took place in Braga on Saturday 13 February 2021, with several absences and limited participation of athletes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.   The two race walk events on the di...

Braga (POR): Rui Coelho and Edna Barros win the Portugal Indoor Championships
15/02/2021 - Ranchi (IND): Gurpreet Singh wins the 50km in 3:59:42

Ranchi (IND): Gurpreet Singh wins the 50km in 3:59:42     This morning in Ranchi in the state of Jharjhand in India on the second day of the 8th edition of the 2021 National Walking Championships took place.     On the present day, there were 35km and 50km men and those of the U20 m...

Ranchi (IND): Gurpreet Singh wins the 50km in 3:59:42
15/02/2021 - Indoor U18 and U20 Championships of Hungary

Indoor U18 and U20 Championships of Hungary       On Saturday 13 February the U18 and U20 Indoor Championships of Hungary were held at the Budapest stadium.       5.000m indoor walk U20 men   A single athlete at the start that unfortunately did not finish th...

Indoor U18 and U20 Championships of Hungary
15/02/2021 - Seville (ESP): great result for Maria Perez in 35km women (2:44:17) and in 50km victory to Claudio Paulino Villanueva

Seville (ESP): great result for Maria Perez in 35km women (2:44:17) and in 50km victory to Claudio Paulino Villanueva       Great participation on Sunday 14 February in Seville in the El Alamillo park, where the 90th edition of the 50km National Walking Championship and a whole series of others events took place.   The two main races, that of th...

Seville (ESP): great result for Maria Perez in 35km women (2:44:17) and in 50km victory to Claudio Paulino Villanueva
14/02/2021 - Novo Mesto (SLO): Jaka Grabner and Karin Avsenek win Slovenian Indoor Championships

Novo Mesto (SLO): Jaka Grabner and Karin Avsenek win Slovenian Indoor Championships       The Slovenian Indoor Championships are being held in Novo Mesto, in the Olympic Center. On the first day (Saturday 13th) the two walking competitions were held, both covering the 3,000m indoor distance.     3.000m indo...

Novo Mesto (SLO): Jaka Grabner and Karin Avsenek win Slovenian Indoor Championships
14/02/2021 - Pireus (GRE): Alexandros Papamichail and Antigoni Drispioti win the Greece Indoor Championships

Pireus (GRE): Alexandros Papamichail and Antigoni Drispioti win the Greece Indoor Championships       During the second strong lockdown due to Covid in Attika, the Ministry of Culture and Sport gave permission to the Greek Athletics Federation (SEGAS) to organize the 35th indoor championship at Pireas, Stadium Peace & F...

Pireus (GRE): Alexandros Papamichail and Antigoni Drispioti win the Greece Indoor Championships
13/02/2021 - Montreat (USA): good results at the Montreat College Winter Meet on the 3.000m indoor walk

Montreat (USA): good results at the Montreat College Winter Meet on the 3.000m indoor walk       The intense indoor activity in the USA continues. On Friday 12 February hosted by Montreat College in Montreat in New Carolina in the USA, the Montreat College Winter Meet 2021 took place, with two walking competitions over the ...

Montreat (USA): good results at the Montreat College Winter Meet on the 3.000m indoor walk
13/02/2021 - Ancona (ITA): Giada Traina and Diego Gampaolo Italian Indoor U18 champions

Ancona (ITA): Giada Traina and Diego Gampaolo Italian Indoor U18 champions       The two walking races took place on the first day of the indoor U18 Italian National Championships in Ancona.       3.000m indoor walk U18 girls   A group composed of Giada Traina, Giulia Gabriele and Verdian...

Ancona (ITA): Giada Traina and Diego Gampaolo Italian Indoor U18 champions
13/02/2021 - Ranchi (IND): Kumar Sandeep and Priyanka Goswami win the Indian 20km Championship

Ranchi (IND): Kumar Sandeep and Priyanka Goswami win the Indian 20km Championship         This morning in Ranchi in the state of Jharjhand in India, the first day of the 8th edition of the 2021 National Walking Championships took place.     This day was the 20km race program for men and women, both d...

Ranchi (IND): Kumar Sandeep and Priyanka Goswami win the Indian 20km Championship
11/02/2021 - Murcia (ESP): Six years later Marco De Luca is individual gold in the 2015 European Cup

Murcia (ESP): Six years later Marco De Luca is individual gold in the 2015 European Cup     On February 1, 2021, the Athletics Integrity Unit reviewed the case of Ivan Koskov (RUS).   Recall that the athlete had been squalified for four years in 2016 as a result of positivity to EPO. The disqualification had canceled all...

Murcia (ESP): Six years later Marco De Luca is individual gold in the 2015 European Cup
10/02/2021 - Columbia (USA): excellent results at the Rams February Invite 2021 on the 3.000m indoor walk

Columbia (USA): excellent results at the Rams February Invite 2021 on the 3.000m indoor walk       The intense indoor activity in the USA continues; and this time also the levels of performance are quite in line with those of Europe.   The Rams February Invite 2021 took place on Friday and Saturday 5-6 February hosted by...

Columbia (USA): excellent results at the Rams February Invite 2021 on the 3.000m indoor walk
06/02/2021 - Ancona (ITA): Great result of Davide Finocchietti (U20) in the 5.000m walk at the Italian Indoor U20 and U23 Championships (19:43.77)

Ancona (ITA): Great result of Davide Finocchietti (U20) in the 5.000m walk at the Italian Indoor U20 and U23 Championships (19:43.77)       Today the Italian U20 and U23 Championships are being held in Ancona.       3.000m indoor U20 women     Twelwe athletes at the start. Alessia Titone, Vittoria Di Dato and Alexandrina Mihai immediately ta...

Ancona (ITA): Great result of Davide Finocchietti (U20) in the 5.000m walk at the Italian Indoor U20 and U23 Championships (19:43.77)
05/02/2021 - Antequera, Malaga (ESP): The road walking championships of Andalusia

Antequera, Malaga (ESP): The road walking championships of Andalusia       The Andalusian Walking Championships for all categories took place on 31 January 2021 in Spain in Antequera in the Malaga region. The test took place without public, on a day when the weather was respected under the drizzle and ...

Antequera, Malaga (ESP): The road walking championships of Andalusia
05/02/2021 - Lamoni, Iowa (USA): Graceland Winter Series 2021 #5

Lamoni, Iowa (USA): Graceland Winter Series 2021 #5       Friday 5 February continued the competitions of the Graceland Winter Series 2021 in the USA in Lamoni, Iowa with two race walking events       3.000m indoor walk men   Seven athletes at the start.   Vict...

Lamoni, Iowa (USA): Graceland Winter Series 2021 #5
04/02/2021 - El Vendrell (ESP): The road walking championships of Catalonia

El Vendrell (ESP): The road walking championships of Catalonia       Last Sunday (31st) the Catalonia Road Walk Athletics Championships were held, an event intended for the senior, U23, U20, and youth. The competitions were held in the city of El Vendrell, and were integrated into the 6th March G...

El Vendrell (ESP): The road walking championships of Catalonia
03/02/2021 - Clifton Hill (AUS): Excellent results on the 10,000m track race

Clifton Hill (AUS): Excellent results on the 10,000m track race       Generally Marcia dal Mondo does not present on the front page the activity that takes place in Australia which is carried out in an absolutely excellent and complete way by our friend Tim Erickson in his weekly column "Heel...

Clifton Hill (AUS): Excellent results on the 10,000m track race
02/02/2021 - Recife (BRA) - Pernambucan race walking cup

Recife (BRA) - Pernambucan race walking cup       Still race walking on track.   This time the occasion is given by the Copa Pernambuco di Marcia which took place on Sunday 31 January 2021 on the track of the Warlindo Carneiro Filho athletics field, in Recife (BRA). The ev...

Recife (BRA) - Pernambucan race walking cup
02/02/2021 - Ancona (ITA): Next Saturday the Italian Indoor U20 and U23 Championships

Ancona (ITA): Next Saturday the Italian Indoor U20 and U23 Championships       Saturday 6th February the Italian Indoor Championships begin in the usual location in Ancona. The first of three weeks dedicated to these events will be reserved for U20s and U23s whose races will take place at the following sch...

Ancona (ITA): Next Saturday the Italian Indoor U20 and U23 Championships
01/02/2021 - USA: Graceland Winter Series 2021 and Bumble Rumble 2021 Meetings

USA: Graceland Winter Series 2021 and Bumble Rumble 2021 Meetings       Saturday 30 January with indoor activities also in the USA.     The Graceland Winter Series 2021 was held in Lamoni, Iowa, with two walking races     3.000m indoor walk men   Five athletes at the start. ...

USA: Graceland Winter Series 2021 and Bumble Rumble 2021 Meetings
31/01/2021 - Chong Ming (CHN): Race walk Meeting

Chong Ming (CHN): Race walk Meeting       Yesterday, not far from Shanghai, the walking races were held that made the athletes of the Chinese national teams protagonists.   The competition took place on a 2km course, in the splendid setting of the new Chong Ming sp...

Chong Ming (CHN): Race walk Meeting
30/01/2021 - Sumy (UKR): Oleh Svystun and Yana Farina win the Ukraine Indoor Championships

Sumy (UKR): Oleh Svystun and Yana Farina win the Ukraine Indoor Championships       This morning in the Arena of the Sumy State University in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Absolute Indoor Championships were held.   The two races, as is often the case in East Countries, were both held over a distance of 5.000m. Re...

Sumy (UKR): Oleh Svystun and Yana Farina win the Ukraine Indoor Championships
29/01/2021 - Raul Gonzalez (MEX): "Updating the rule of race walking" (study of a few years ago)

Raul Gonzalez (MEX):       We had already informed our readers of the evening spent in Ostia with Raul Gonzalez and other fellow race walking judges of international level, and race walking coaches, debating on the problems that have always been an integr...

Raul Gonzalez (MEX): "Updating the rule of race walking" (study of a few years ago)
28/01/2021 - Bhopal (INDIA): new national U20 records for men and women in the 10,000m track walk

Bhopal (INDIA): new national U20 records for men and women in the 10,000m track walk       The 18th edition of the Athletics Federation Cup of India reserved for U20s took place in India in Bophal (Tatya Tope Nagar Stadium), located in the center of that gigantic Asian country.   The two track walking races (10,0...

Bhopal (INDIA): new national U20 records for men and women in the 10,000m track walk
25/01/2021 - Ostia (ITA): walking lesson by Raul Gonzalez

Ostia (ITA): walking lesson by Raul Gonzalez     Friday 22 January 2021 - 7.45 pm   Sitting at the table with international judges friends Dolores Rojas, José Dias and Mara Baleani we look through the windows at the gusts of the south-west wind that move the waves of the ...

Ostia (ITA): walking lesson by Raul Gonzalez
24/01/2021 - Ostia (ITA): Stronger than the south-west wind of the Tyrrhenian Sea

Ostia (ITA): Stronger than the south-west wind of the Tyrrhenian Sea     It's 7:30 on a morning that doesn't look very promising.   From the windows of the Hotel on the Ostia seafront you can see the sea choppy by waves that exceed one meter (and maybe even two). And there is one of those south...

Ostia (ITA): Stronger than the south-west wind of the Tyrrhenian Sea
22/01/2021 - Minsk (BLR): Alexandr Sipchuk and Yana Zubkova win the University Indoor Championships

Minsk (BLR): Alexandr Sipchuk and Yana Zubkova win the University Indoor Championships         On Wednesday and Thursday (20-21 January) in Minsk, the Belarusian University Indoor Championships were held, an event that brought together athletes from 29 universities and whose test program includes race walking on bo...

Minsk (BLR): Alexandr Sipchuk and Yana Zubkova win the University Indoor Championships
19/01/2021 - Ostia (ITA): Saturday 50km, 35km women and 20km men and women open

Ostia (ITA): Saturday 50km, 35km women and 20km men and women open       Next Saturday in Ostia (ITA), barring last-minute government decisions to the contrary, the Italian Championship of the 50km for men and 35km for women will finally be held. It was initially scheduled for March 1, 2020 in Bergam...

Ostia (ITA): Saturday 50km, 35km women and 20km men and women open
18/01/2021 - Istanbul (TUR): A storm of records and personal best at the Turkish Indoor National Championships

Istanbul (TUR): A storm of records and personal best at the Turkish Indoor National Championships       The Turkish Indoor Championships were held in Istanbul last weekend       5,000m indoor walk women   The young Turkish walker, the 21-year-old (born 28.10.1999) Ayse Tekdal (TUR), was the star of these indoor...

Istanbul (TUR): A storm of records and personal best at the Turkish Indoor National Championships
15/01/2021 - Kiev (UKR): Olyanovska and Zabuzhenko win the 5.000m indoor

Kiev (UKR): Olyanovska and Zabuzhenko win the 5.000m indoor       The start of the year in Ukraine is marked by Orthodox Christmas celebrations, with the first competitions having a celebratory spirit. This year, attendance at the traditional Christmas event was drastically curtailed due to Co...

Kiev (UKR): Olyanovska and Zabuzhenko win the 5.000m indoor
14/01/2021 - Yet another mourning: Bernhard "Bernd" Kannerberg died

Yet another mourning: Bernhard       Unfortunately, also today January 14, 2021 begins with sad news. I received at 10 in the morning from my old friend of athletics, Dieter Massin (GER) the sad news that Bernhard “Bernd” Kannenberg died last ...

Yet another mourning: Bernhard "Bernd" Kannerberg died
13/01/2021 - Melbourne (AUS): Rydian Cowley and Jemima Montag wins in SuperNova 5ish

Melbourne (AUS): Rydian Cowley and Jemima Montag wins in SuperNova 5ish       Last Sunday morning saw the first of two elite 10.000m track walk at the George Knott Athletics Track in Clifton Hill, Melbourne, Australia. Numbers were sadly down a bit from the usual ones, as a number of interstate walkers we...

Melbourne (AUS): Rydian Cowley and Jemima Montag wins in SuperNova 5ish
13/01/2021 - ARAF demands punishment of Ivan Noskov for wounding response to World Athletics request

ARAF demands punishment of Ivan Noskov for wounding response to World Athletics request       The All-Russian Federation of Athletics (ARAF) proposes to punish the Mordovian walker Ivan Noskov, who served four years of suspension, for having sent an offensive response to a request from the Athletics Integrity Unit, an in...

ARAF demands punishment of Ivan Noskov for wounding response to World Athletics request
12/01/2021 - Evan Dunfee (CAN): How jumping the queue could destroy amateur sport

Evan Dunfee (CAN): How jumping the queue could destroy amateur sport   Yesterday Evan Dunfee's response to Dick Pound's comments that Olympic athletes should have priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine was posted on Canada's "thexc.org" web site.   An opinion that is worth reading als...

Evan Dunfee (CAN): How jumping the queue could destroy amateur sport
11/01/2021 - Koji Hoga Miura (JPN): analysis of the reasons why the definition of race walking should be adapted

Koji Hoga Miura (JPN): analysis of the reasons why the definition of race walking should be adapted     We received a further analysis from our friend Koji Hoga Miura, biomechanist of the Japan National Race Walking Team, detailed with graphs on the subject already published on January 3, 2021.       ( click here to r...

Koji Hoga Miura (JPN): analysis of the reasons why the definition of race walking should be adapted
10/01/2021 - Porto de Mos (POR): The Portuguese championships of 35km and 50km and a 20km open

Porto de Mos (POR): The Portuguese championships of 35km and 50km and a 20km open       In the morning of today, with separate departures, the Portuguese National Road Walking Championships were held in Porto de Mos (POR) for the distances of 35km and 50km for both male and female categories.   To complement t...

Porto de Mos (POR): The Portuguese championships of 35km and 50km and a 20km open
08/01/2021 - Chita, Aichi (JPN): 52nd New Year’s Race Walk

Chita, Aichi (JPN): 52nd New Year’s Race Walk       We admit our guilt in not having known that in Japan, Tokyo was not the only walking competition that took place on January 1st.   Also in Chita, a small town of less than 90,000 inhabitants in the prefecture of Aichi, loca...

Chita, Aichi (JPN): 52nd New Year’s Race Walk
03/01/2021 - Koji Hoga Miura (JPN): the reasons why the definition of race walking should be adapted

Koji Hoga Miura (JPN): the reasons why the definition of race walking should be adapted     Koji Hoga Miura, a well-known university biomechanics and collaborator of the Head Coach of the Japanese national walking team, Fumio Imamura, sent us, with a prayer for publication, this report in which he explains the reasons why, in...

Koji Hoga Miura (JPN): the reasons why the definition of race walking should be adapted
02/01/2021 - The homework of Christmas holidays of Gabriel at 4th year of a High School in Bologna

The homework of Christmas holidays of Gabriel at 4th year of a High School in Bologna           At the Fermi Scientific High School in Bologna (ITA) the pfrof of phisycal education chose "in order not to overfill the January weeks with tests and questions, I will give you the second grade of the term on ...

The homework of Christmas holidays of Gabriel at 4th year of a High School in Bologna
01/01/2021 - Tokyo (JPN): Hiroto Jusho and Kumiko Okada win the 69th edition of the New Year Race Walk in Tokyo

Tokyo (JPN): Hiroto Jusho and Kumiko Okada win the 69th edition of the New Year Race Walk in Tokyo         Today the good day, but above all the Happy New Year 2021, reaches our readers from the distant Tokyo where the 69th edition of the New Year Race Walk is ending. The scheduled races were a men's 20km with over 60 ...

Tokyo (JPN): Hiroto Jusho and Kumiko Okada win the 69th edition of the New Year Race Walk in Tokyo