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Press Release08 Nov 2019

Karlstrom and Qieyang win 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge

Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom and China’s Qieyang Shenjie have been confirmed as the overall winners in the 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.

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Press Release26 Sep 2018

2018 IAAF Race Walking Challenge standings revised

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.

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Report02 Jun 2018

Arevalo and Qieyang prevail in La Coruna

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.

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Report07 Apr 2018

Qieyang and Garcia prevail in Rio Maior

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.

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Report28 Sep 2016

Bird-Smith and Qieyang claim individual titles in Wuzhong

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).

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Previews06 Aug 2016

Preview: women’s 20km race walk – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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.

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Report09 Apr 2016

Qieyang and Martin take the honours in Rio Maior

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).

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Previews07 Apr 2016

Qieyang and Barrondo head classy Rio Maior fields

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).

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Report29 Sep 2015

Bird-Smith and Olyanovska lead their teams to victory in Wuzhong

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).

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Report06 Jun 2015

Liu breaks 20km race walk world record in La Coruna

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).

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Press Release04 Apr 2014

Expectations are high for host nation in Taicang – IAAF World Race Walking Cup

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.

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Previews27 Feb 2013

Olympic heroes Chen and Qieyang looking for home victories in Taicang

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.

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