The athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games gets under way in exactly 100 days’ time. With 47 titles on the line, 2000 athletes from more than 200 nations are set to compete in the Brazilian city. And some of those athletes and countries, covered in these 10 points below, are on the brink of rewriting Olympic history.
Spain will be represented by 39 athletes at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
If race walking needed a better spokesman for the discipline, it’s unlikely that it could do better than the eloquent and entertaining Jesus Angel Garcia, who will be contesting his 11th IAAF Race Walking World Cup when he stands at the start of the 50km event in Taicang on Saturday (3).
Familiar foes are ready to do battle at the 26th IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Taicang over the coming weekend (3-4) as China and Russia once again stand out as main contenders for the individual and team gold medals in the two senior men’s events.
When Spain’s Jesus Angel Garcia takes to the start line for the 50km Race Walk at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, he will make history for the most appearances by a male athlete in the history of the event.