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News20 Dec 2016

2016 end-of-year reviews – race walks

As any athlete knows, it’s one thing to have a good race now and then, but getting the job done frequently over five years makes you something special.

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IaafNews25 Aug 2016

Wang and Gonzalez win 2016 IAAF Race Walking Challenge

With the series having been concluded with the race walks at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, China’s Wang Zhen and Mexico's Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez have been confirmed as the overall winners of the 2016 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.

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IaafNews19 Aug 2016

Rio 2016 sees the final races in the 2016 IAAF Race Walking Challenge

The three race walks at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – won by Wang Zhen, Matej Toth and Liu Hong – were also points-scoring events for the 2016 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.

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Report12 Aug 2016

Day one in numbers – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

In the women’s 10,000m, the first athletics final of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, it was Almaz Ayana against the clock and six important digits that mattered in the end.

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Report12 Aug 2016

Report: men's 20km race walk – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Despite the presence of Olympic champion Chen Ding and world champion Miguel Angel Lopez, the pre-race favourite on current form was China’s Wang Zhen and the winner at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Rome back in May didn’t disappoint.

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Previews06 Aug 2016

Preview: men's 20km race walk – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Miguel Angel Lopez produced one of the shocks of the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 when the Spaniard came through strongly over the last two kilometres to leave the highly-rated Chinese race walkers floundering in his wake on their home soil.

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Report28 May 2016

Liu and Wang again provide Chinese double triumph in La Coruna

For the second consecutive year, Chinese race walkers Liu Hong and Wang Zhen took the honours at the XXX Gran Premio Cantones de La Coruna 2016, the Spanish leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge, on Saturday (28).

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Report07 May 2016

Report: men’s 20km race walk – IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016

When it mattered, the pedigree of Wang Zhen shone through for an emphatic 20km gold at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016.

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Report06 Mar 2016

Liu Hong set to lead China’s race walkers in Rio

World record-holder Liu Hong registered her third-fastest time on Sunday (6) when convincingly winning in Huangshan at the Chinese National Race Walking Grand Prix, which doubled as the trials for the Olympic Games in Rio.

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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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Report23 Aug 2015

Report: men’s 20km race walk – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

For more than a fleeting moment, it looked as though Asia – and specifically China – would win their first IAAF World Championships gold medal in the men’s 20km race walk.

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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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