An Australian wave was expected to swamp these Oceania Championships. It still may, but Rellie Kaputin showed that it will not swamp everything in its path.
Six thousandths of a second – in any event, it’s a minuscule sliver of time, a winning margin that could easily leave the defeated athlete feeling hard done by.
After covering 25 laps of the track in uncomfortably warm conditions, just six thousandths of a second separated the top two finishers at the end of the men’s 10,000m race walk at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.
The order from the U20 10km at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Taicang, China in May was repeated on the track as the 10,000m race walk reached a thrilling three-way climax on the fifth morning of competition at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.
Zhang Yao will aim to become the first man in history to complete a full set of global age-group race walking titles.
Mexico’s Alegna Gonzalez and Ecuador’s Glenda Morejon finished first and second over 10km at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Taicang in May and they will resume their rivalry over the same distance but this time on the track in Tampere.
As the 2012 Olympic 50km race walking champion and multiple winning World Championships medallist, Jared Tallent may today be a superstar in his art but back at the 2002 World Junior Championships his status was quite different. Here the Australian reflects on his underwhelming experience in Kingston, Jamaica and, crucially, what he learned from his Caribbean adventure.
The boys’ 10,000m race walk was a historic race for several reasons.
Guatemala has never won a medal at an IAAF championships, but Jose Eduardo Ortiz could end that spell in Nairobi.
There’s only so much waiting anyone can take. For 10,000m race walk winner Callum Wilkinson, his limit is about 15 minutes.
China’s Ma Zhenxia is just 17 years old, but already she owns four major global titles.
Manuel Bermudez missed out on the gold medal by just four seconds at this year’s World Race Walking Team Championships, but the Spaniard will start as favourite in Bydgoszcz.