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Press Release02 Jun 2021

Olympic qualification period ends for marathons and 50km race walk

With little more than eight weeks to go before athletics action gets under way at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the fields for the longest road events on the programme are taking shape.

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Report11 Apr 2021

Tanui breaks Italian all-comers' record in Siena

Kenya’s Angela Tanui and Eric Kiptanui claimed victory at the Xiamen Marathon and Tuscany Camp Global Elite Race in Siena on Sunday (11), with Tanui breaking the Italian all-comers' record with 2:20:08 at the specially-organised elite-only event.

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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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IaafNews14 Jan 2021

Kannenberg, 1972 Olympic 50km race walk champion, dies

World Athletics is saddened by the news that Bernd Kannenberg, the 1972 Olympic champion in the 50km race walk, died on Wednesday (13) at 78

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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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News17 Dec 2020

Nihill, 1964 Olympic 50km race walk silver medallist, dies

Nihill, a four-time Olympian and European champion in the 50km race walk, was 81.

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IaafNews11 Nov 2020

1980 Olympic 50km race walk silver medallist Llopart dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that former race walker Jorge Llopart, who won Spain’s first ever Olympic medal in athletics, died on Wednesday (11) at the age of 68 after suffering a heart attack.

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Report24 Oct 2020

Toth triumphs in Dudince, Fujita breaks through in Osaka

Matej Toth became the first four-time winner of the 50km race walk at the Dudince Fifty, clocking a world-leading 3:41:15 on Saturday (24).

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Feature07 Sep 2020

Remembering Thompson’s 1960 Olympic 50km race walk triumph on its 60th anniversary

Don Thompson looked anything but an Olympic champion.

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IaafNews23 Apr 2020

Gauder, 1980 Olympic 50km race walk champion, dies

World Athletics is saddened by the news that Hartwig Gauder, the 1980 Olympic and 1987 world champion in the 50km race walk, died from a heart attack on Wednesday (22). Gauder, who also won the 1986 European title, was 65.

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Feature14 Apr 2020

Olympic title defence uncertain, Toth focuses on bigger picture

Matej Toth hopes his body can withstand one extra of year of training in his push to claim back-to-back Olympic 50km race walk titles in Tokyo next year.

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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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