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Feature08 Jan 2020

Following disappointment in Doha, Morejon keen to make amends in 2020

A top-25 finish on a senior World Championships debut is remarkable for any athlete, not least a teenager.

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Report27 Oct 2019

Kawano breaks Japanese 50km race walk record in Takahata

Masatora Kawano booked his place on Japan’s 2020 Olympic team by winning the 50km race walk in Takahata in a national record of 3:36:45 on Sunday (27).

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Feature17 Oct 2019

After digging deep in Doha, Dunfee sets sights on next big targets

“You can do this. You know this. You got this.” When the fatigue was reaching a crescendo, when Evan Dunfee’s legs and arms and lungs and heart were held ransom by the slow, torturous pain of the 50km race walk, this was his negotiation strategy. This was his way out.

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Feature07 Mar 2019

Ikeda’s rise from team member to Olympic contender

When Tokyo was announced as the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games, it barely registered on Koki Ikeda’s radar.

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Feature07 May 2018

After world record in Taicang, Liang eyeing four-hour barrier

Before the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018, even the country’s most senior athletics journalists were not quite familiar with Liang Rui.

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Report06 May 2018

Ikeda leads Japan to double 20km gold at IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018

The IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018 reached an exciting climax as Koki Ikeda led Japan to double gold in the men’s 20km race walk.

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Report06 May 2018

Gonzalez takes U20 women’s 10km gold at IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018

The U20 women’s 10km race walk at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018 witnessed a thrilling battle between three athletes on the final two-kilometre loop as Alegna Gonzalez of Mexico bettered her own North American U20 record with 45:08.

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Report05 May 2018

Gonzalez retains 20km title at IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018

Defending champion Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez of Mexico produced a storming last five kilometres in the 20km to become the first senior woman in the history of the championships to win back-to-back titles at the at IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018 on Saturday (5).

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Report05 May 2018

Zhang leads historic 1-2 for China in U20 men’s 10km at IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018

Zhang Yao added another global age-group title to his collection by winning the U20 men’s 10km race walk at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018.

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Report05 May 2018

Arai leads Japanese 50km sweep at IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018

Japan had never won a gold medal in the history of the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships, or a medal of any colour in the 50km race walk, but history was rewritten in Taicang on Saturday (5).

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Report05 May 2018

Liang breaks world 50km race walk record at IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018

On her debut at the distance, China’s Liang Rui won the women’s 50km race walk in a world record* of 4:04:36 at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018.

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