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Feature13 May 2021

Saxby’s barrier-breaking 20km paved the way for female race walkers

Breaking the four-minute mile was the classic athletics landmark until Roger Bannister did it on a windy Oxford track in May 1954. A lesser-known target was 1:30:00 for women in the 20km race walk.

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News25 Mar 2021

Australian race walk great Tallent announces retirement

Jared Tallent, Australia's four-time Olympic and three-time world race walk medallist, has announced his retirement from competitive athletics.

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Report21 Mar 2021

Takahashi takes All Japan 20km race walk title

Eiki Takahashi was an emphatic winner of the 45th All Japan race on a grey, steely Sunday (21) morning in Nomi.

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Report20 Mar 2021

Yang smashes world 20km race walk record with 1:23:49

Yang Jiayu chopped 49 seconds off the world record to win the 20km race walk in 1:23:49 at the Chinese Race Walking Championships in Huangshan on Saturday (20).

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Feature19 Mar 2021

Suzuki seeks more speedy starts with Sapporo in his sights

Yusuke Suzuki is unrepentant about the fast starts in races that cost him in the past.

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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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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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