Inner Mongolia sounds like the sort of destination that takes two days to get to by camel while following Marco Polo down a winding track.
Statisticians Mirko Jalava (FIN) and A. Lennart Julin (SWE) continue their ‘End of Season’ event category reviews, which cover all Athletics disciplines, highlighting the best performances which have taken place across our sport in 2012, with ROAD RUNNING AND RACE WALKS.
9 December 2012 – Melbourne, Australia – There was something strikingly different about Luke Adams as he won the Australian 50km race walk title on Sunday morning, and with it selection for the team to contest the IAAF World championships in Moscow next year.
21 November 2012 – Madrid, Spain - Spain’s Miguel Ángel López made a major breakthrough in his promising athletics career last summer when he finished a creditable fifth in the 20Km Race Walk at the London Olympics. Looking back now on his performance, the 24-year-old believes it was a significant milestone in his still young career.
Valeriy Borchin has absolutely no interest in trying the other Olympic distance.
Craig Barrett's participation in the Steyning and District walking races in Southern England on Easter Monday, 12 April, was both his final preparation for the IAAF World Cup of Race Walking in Naumburg, Germany (1 – 2 May) and a pilgrimage to a significant part of New Zealand's race walking history.
Well it was Sweden’s day throughout as their men (96 - 108pts) and women (94-111pts) built comfortable leads in front of 26,000 spectators during Day One of the annual Finland versus Sweden match - called the “Ruotsiottelu” or “Finnkampen”, depending upon your nationality - in the 1952 Olympic stadium.
The famous “Città di Sesto”, the third leg of the 2003 IAAF Walking Challenge, celebrates its 46th edition (24th for the women event) in Sesto San Giovanni on the outskirts of Milan on Thursday 1 May, and this year's start list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of Race Walking.