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.
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.
When Jared Tallent talks of 2016 being ‘a big year’, it is no exaggeration.
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.
New faces and seasoned performers have been selected to represent Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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.
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.
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.
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.