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Series18 Jun 2018

Teen trials to senior success – Jared Tallent

As the 2012 Olympic 50km race walking champion and multiple winning World Championships medallist, Jared Tallent may today be a superstar in his art but back at the 2002 World Junior Championships his status was quite different. Here the Australian reflects on his underwhelming experience in Kingston, Jamaica and, crucially, what he learned from his Caribbean adventure.

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Previews10 Mar 2017

Gonzalez starts Race Walking Challenge title defence at home in Ciudad Juarez

Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez will start the defence of her IAAF Race Walking Challenge title on home soil as the 10-race Series continues Sunday (12) in Ciudad Juarez, north of Mexico.

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News20 Dec 2016

2016 end-of-year reviews – race walks

As any athlete knows, it’s one thing to have a good race now and then, but getting the job done frequently over five years makes you something special.

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Feature13 Dec 2016

After four Olympic medals, elusive world title remains Tallent’s next challenge

When Jared Tallent talks of 2016 being ‘a big year’, it is no exaggeration.

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Previews06 Aug 2016

Preview: men’s 50km race walk – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

A tibia injury at the start of the year threatened to derail Matej Toth’s 2016 campaign, but after a good block of training in Italy, the world champion is said to be back to full fitness.

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News13 Jul 2016

Australia's team for Rio combines youth and experience

New faces and seasoned performers have been selected to represent Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Report08 May 2016

Report: 50km race walk – IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016

Alex Schwazer wore the same style sunglasses as the Terminator while winning the 50km at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016, and – like the movie character’s immortal phrase – made clear he was back.

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Previews21 Apr 2016

Tallent and Sun hoping for victorious return to Taicang

Olympic champion Jared Tallent is aiming for his first victory at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting in Taicang while China’s Sun Huanhuan will be looking to regain her title in the Chinese city on 23 April.

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News18 Mar 2016

Tallent leads Australia's team for Rome

Athletics Australia has selected a team of 18 athletes for the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016 on 7-8 May.

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News13 Feb 2016

2016 IAAF Race Walking Challenge – one week to go

The 14th edition of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge starts in the Australian city of Adelaide in barely a week’s time on Sunday 21 February and is just one of 11 chances for the top athletes to accumulate points and possibly get a share of the huge $200,000 prize money pot.

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News08 Jan 2016

Australia selects first five athletes for Rio

The Australian Olympic Committee has made their first selections for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Athletics Australia confirmed on Friday (8).

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Series12 Oct 2015

Personal bests – Jared Tallent

Australia’s Jared Tallent has won six medals at Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships in both the 20km and 50km race walk, including taking a silver medal over the longer distance at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. He offers us the lowdown on some of the best aspects of his life, both inside and outside of athletics.

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