2003 Pan American Race Walking Cup

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2003 Pan American Race Walking Cup
2003 Pan American Race Walking Cup
Organisers Pan American Race Walking Committee
Edition 11th
Date 9 and 15 March
Host city Chula Vista, California,  United States
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico México
Location Marina Parkway, Chula Vista Marina / Paseo de los Héroes, zona del Río Tijuana
Nations participating 10
Athletes participating 65 (+ 13 guests)
Races 3

The 2003 Pan American Race Walking Cup was held in two locations: both 20 kilometres events in Chula Vista, California, USA, on 15 March. The track of the Cup ran in the Marina Parkway at Chula Vista Marina. The men's 50 kilometres event was held one week earlier in Tijuana, Baja California, México, on 9 March. Here, the track of the Cup ran in the Paseo de los Héroes, zona del Río Tijuana, and the results were extracted from the inaugural competition of the IAAF World Race Walking Challenge, which was organized as part of the traditional XXVI International Race Walking Week (Spanish: Semana Internacional de la Caminata) held annually since in 1978.[1]

A detailed report for the 50 kilometres event was given by Javier Clavelo Robinson.[2] Because of a compromise with the transmitting TV companies, the start was scheduled at 10:00 rather than the usual 7:00, causing a great number of drop outs due to the hard climatic conditions during midday.[1]

Complete results were published.[1][3][4][5]


Event Gold Silver Bronze
20 km walk  Jefferson Pérez (ECU) 1:23:12  Cristián Berdeja (MEX) 1:24:17  Cristián Muñoz (CHI) 1:24:34
50 km walk  Germán Sánchez (MEX) 4:04:11  Philip Dunn (USA) 4:15:01  Miguel Solís (MEX) 4:18:02
Men (Team)
Team 20 km walk  United States 13 pts  Ecuador 13 pts Mexico México 23 pts
Team 50 km walk Mexico México 8 pts  United States 13 pts
20 km walk  María del Rosario Sánchez (MEX) 1:37:14  Geovana Irusta (BOL) 1:37:53  Sandra Zapata (COL) 1:38:45
Women (Team)
Team 20 km walk Mexico México 6 pts  United States 15 pts


Men's 20 km[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1 Jefferson Pérez  ECU 1:23:12
2 Cristián Berdeja  MEX 1:24:17
3 Cristián Muñoz  CHI 1:24:34
4 Tim Seaman  USA 1:25:24
5 Kevin Eastler  USA 1:25:34
6 Mário José dos Santos  BRA 1:25:49
7 Fausto Quinde  ECU 1:25:58
8 Rolando Saquipay  ECU 1:26:37
9 Fernando López  COL 1:27:15
10 Tim Berrett  CAN 1:27:39
11 Sean Albert  USA 1:27:42
12 Xavier Moreno  ECU 1:28:05
13 Oscar Ramírez  MEX 1:29:26
14 Andrés Chocho  ECU 1:29:27
15 Curt Clausen  USA 1:30:45
16 Ezequiel Nazario  PUR 1:31:14
17 John Nunn  USA 1:32:13
18 Edwin Malacatus  ECU 1:32:49
19 Dave McGovern  USA 1:39:32
20 Mark Green  USA 1:45:42
21 Nelson Funes  GUA 1:49:04
22 David Doherty  USA 1:53:55
23 Ricardo Ortiz  MEX 2:24:44
Guillermo Castellanos  MEX DQ
Fredy Hernández  COL DQ
Dan O'Brien  USA DNF
Bernardo Segura  MEX DNS
Erick Guevara  MEX DNS
Jesús Sánchez  MEX DNS
Claudio Erasmo Vargas  MEX DNS
Arturo Huerta  CAN DNS
Ricardo Reyes  ESA DNS
Salvador Ernesto Mira  ESA DNS
Walter Sandoval  ESA DNS
Jairol Chacón  CRC DNS
Edwin Centeno  PER DNS


Place Country Points
1  United States 13 pts
2  Ecuador 13 pts
3 Mexico México 23 pts

Men's 50 km[edit]

Place Athlete Time
* Jesús Ángel García  ESP 3:46:46
* Craig Barrett  NZL 3:51:15
1 Germán Sánchez  MEX 4:04:11
2 Philip Dunn  USA 4:15:01
3 Miguel Solís  MEX 4:18:02
4 Juan Toscano  MEX 4:18:52
* Saúl Méndez  MEX 4:19:12
5 Cristián Bascuñán  CHI 4:19:27
6 Rogelio Sánchez  MEX 4:26:09
* Felipe Nava  MEX 4:29:58
* Humberto Celestino  MEX 4:35:04
7 Rolando Saquipay  ECU 4:44:16
8 Jesús Martínez  MEX 4:49:39
9 Theron Kissinger  USA 4:58:10
10 Bill Vayo  USA 5:16:44
11 Rod Craig  USA 5:18:33
Michael Bartholomew  USA DQ
John Soucheck  USA DQ
Francisco Berdeja  MEX DQ
Carlos Flores  MEX DQ
David Silva  MEX DQ
Alejandro Chávez  MEX DQ
Javier Malacatus  ECU DNF
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez  MEX DNF
Edgar Hernández  MEX DNF
Fernando Guerrero  MEX DNF
Omar Zepeda  MEX DNF
Jaime González  MEX DNF
Curt Clausen  USA DNF
Horacio Nava  MEX DNF
Raúl Cruz  MEX DNF
Roberto Demeza  MEX DNF
* Andreas Gustafsson  SWE DNF

*: Started as a guest out of competition.
: Both Miguel Solís and Juan Toscano from México were not listed as members of the official Mexican A Team.[4][6] Therefore, it remains unclear, whether they were entitled to win medals in the Pan American Race Walk Cup. One source lists Rogelio Sánchez from the Mexican A Team as 4th.[6] In this case, Cristián Bascuñán from Chile would have been the bronze medal winner. On the other hand, two other sources list Miguel Solís as bronze medallist.[1][7]


Place Country Points
1 Mexico México 8 pts
2  United States 13 pts

Women's 20 km[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1 María del Rosario Sánchez  MEX 1:37:14
2 Geovana Irusta  BOL 1:37:53
3 Sandra Zapata  COL 1:38:45
4 Graciela Mendoza  MEX 1:39:21
5 Abigail Sainz  MEX 1:43:05
6 Luisa Paltín  ECU 1:44:54
7 Samantha Cohen  USA 1:44:57
8 Bobbi Jo Chapman  USA 1:45:47
9 Jolene Moore  USA 1:46:52
10 Cheryl Rellinger  USA 1:47:27
11 Susan Armenta  USA 1:49:03
12 Gianetti de Sena Bonfim  BRA 1:49:38
13 Lisa Sontag  USA 1:52:27
14 Heidi Hauck  USA 1:53:11
15 Lee Chase  USA 1:59:52
16 Erin Taylor  USA 2:02:45
Francisca Martínez  MEX DQ
Marianne Martino  USA DQ
Sara Sheets  USA DQ
Mara Ibáñez  MEX DNS
Aura Morales  MEX DNS
Ariana Quino  BOL DNS
Zoila Reyes  GUA DNS
Evelyn Núñez  GUA DNS


Place Country Points
1 Mexico México 6 pts
2  United States 15 pts


The participation of 65 athletes from 10 countries (plus 10 guest athletes for the 50 kilometres event) is reported.[1] In addition, three athletes from overseas were competing for the IAAF World Race Walking Challenge.[2] The assignment for the official participants of the teams from México and the United States remains unclear.

Guest countries:

See also[edit]