Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom and China’s Qieyang Shenjie have been confirmed as the overall winners in the 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.
Diego Garcia Carrera of Spain and South African Lebogang Shange have been confirmed as the overall winners of the men's 2018 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.
Colombia’s world champion Eider Arévalo and China Qieyang Shenjie captured respective 20km victories in 1:19:14 and 1:26:28 at the ‘32nd Gran Premio Cantones de Marcha’, the Spanish leg in the 2018 IAAF Race Walking Challenge, on Saturday (2) in La Coruna.
Rio Maior provided a great race walking journey on Saturday (7), as China's Qieyang Shenjie took her second win in the Portuguese city while young Spanish walker Diego Garcia pulled off a major surprise when he collected his first international victory.
Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith and China’s Qieyang Shijie both rallied to take overall individual victories at the ‘Around Taihu’ International Race Walking Multi-Day Competition in Wuzhong, a four-day event that concluded on Wednesday (28).
World champion Liu Hong has been unbeaten since March 2015, making the world record-holder the big favourite for the women’s 20km race walk in Rio.
China’s Olympic silver medallist Qieyang Shenjie fulfilled her role as favourite at the Grande Prémio Internacional de Rio Maior em Marcha Atlética 2016, an IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting, winning in a season’s best of 1:27:52 on Saturday (9).
The road to the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championship Rome 2016 next month leads directly through Portugal as some of the world's top race walkers will tune up for their outing in the Italian capital by competing at the Grande Prémio Internacional de Rio Maior em Marcha Atlética 2016 on Saturday (9).
Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith and Ukraine’s Lyudmyla Olyanovska played pivotal roles for their respective teams at the Taihu Race Walking Multi-Day Competition in Wuzhong, which concluded on Tuesday (29).
China’s Liu Hong broke the women’s 20km race walk world record* with 1:24:38 at the Gran Premio Cantones de Marcha – the Spanish leg of the 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge in La Coruna – on Saturday (6).
China has only once before hosted the IAAF World Race Walking Cup. At the 1995 edition in Beijing, the host nation won gold in every discipline, doubling their all-time gold medal count at the event in one fell swoop.
The IAAF Race Walking Challenge returns to Taicang, China, on Friday (1). It’s the third successive time this competition has been held and needless to say, Chinese athletes will be the favourites in both races.