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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 - 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
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
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
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 - 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
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 - 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
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 - 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
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 - 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
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 - 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
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 - 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
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
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