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Report21 Feb 2021

Yamanishi cruises to 1:17:20 victory at Japanese 20km Race Walking Championships

The sun shone for Toshikazu Yamanishi at the 104th Japanese Championships in Kobe.

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Feature15 Feb 2021

Meticulous planning and strong domestic opposition the key to Yamanishi’s success

When he’s got a spare minute, Toshikazu Yamanishi likes to read Agatha Christie novels. There will be no mystery if the bespectacled world champion adds Olympic gold to his Doha triumph.

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Feature07 Jan 2021

Separated by 18,000 kilometres, race walking couple Blocki and Barber face long distance challenges one day at a time

Lockdowns and travel restrictions have kept them apart for 15 months.

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News24 Dec 2020

2020 review: race walks

The year 2020 was a bit like a doughnut: plenty at the edges, not a lot in the middle.

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Report10 Oct 2020

Karlstrom and Palmisano cruise to victory in Podebrady

Perseus Karlstrom of Sweden and Italy's Antonella Palmisano cruised to victory in their respective 20km races at the 88th Podebrady Race Walk meeting in the northern Czech city on Saturday (10). 

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Report19 Sep 2020

Olympic race walking qualifiers achieved by Liu in Taian and Karlstrom in Alytus

World and Olympic champion Liu Hong, competing for the first time in 11 months, won the women's 20km race walk at China’s Autumn Race Walking Championships in Taian on Sunday (20).

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Report16 Feb 2020

Yamanishi cruises to national 20km title in Kobe, secures Olympic team spot

It was an island of dreams for Toshikazu Yamanishi at the 103rd Japanese National 20km Championships as he roared home to gold and a place in the Japanese Olympic team.

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Feature08 Jan 2020

Following disappointment in Doha, Morejon keen to make amends in 2020

A top-25 finish on a senior World Championships debut is remarkable for any athlete, not least a teenager.

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News04 Dec 2019

Venue and schedule approved for 2020 Olympic marathon and race walks

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that Sapporo Odori Park in Hokkaido was approved by the IOC as the venue for the marathon and race walk events at the IOC Executive Board meeting held today in Lausanne, Switzerland. This followed confirmation from World Athletics.

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News27 Nov 2019

2019 review: race walks

Our end-of-year reviews continue with a recap of 2019’s best race walking action.

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Previews18 Oct 2019

Liu leads strong Chinese contingent in Suzhou

Three-time world 20km race walk champion and 50km world record-holder Liu Hong will lead a strong Chinese contingent aiming to win both the individual and team titles at the Around Taihu International Race Walking competition, the last leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge that will start on Sunday (20).

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Report04 Oct 2019

Report: men's 20km race walk - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Japan completed a glorious men’s race walking double at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 courtesy of a commanding performance by world leader Toshikazu Yamanishi.

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