The Rio Maior International Race Walking Grand Prix returns to the Portuguese municipality on Saturday (18) with a host of world and Olympic medallists set to compete at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting.
With the series having ended at the recent European Championships, Ukraine’s Ruslan Dmytrenko and China’s Liu Hong held on to their lead in the IAAF Race Walking Challenge standings, ending the season as the overall winners.
Turn the clock back nearly eight months and Ruslan Dmytrenko was sat in his hotel room. disappointed and slightly despondent after the men’s 20km race walk at the 2013 IAAF World Championships.
Despite his victory at the famous Lugano race back in March, there is no doubt that Ruslan Dmytrenko’s 20km win at the 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup was the most surprising of the weekend.
Ukraine’s Ruslan Dmytrenko and China’s Liu Hong claimed wins at the Lugano Trophy – 12th Memorial Mario Albisetti 2014, an IAAF Race Walking Challenge event, held on a sunny and warm morning in the picturesque Swiss lakeside town of Lugano on Sunday (16).