Thierry Toutain

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Thierry Toutain (born February 14, 1962 in Fourmies) is a retired French race walker. With a time of 3:40:57.9, achieved in 1996, Toutain held the world record over 50,000 metres track walking until March 12, 2011, when Yohann Diniz broke it with a time of 3:35:27.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  France
1987 World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 15th 50 km
World Championships Rome, Italy 14th 50 km
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 18th 20 km
1989 World Race Walking Cup L'Hospitalet, Spain 10th 20 km
Jeux de la Francophonie Casablanca, Morocco 3rd 20 km
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 3rd 20 km
1991 World Race Walking Cup San Jose, California, United States 3rd 20 km
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 9th 20 km
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain DSQ 20 km
1993 World Race Walking Cup Monterrey, Mexico 18th 50 km
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 50 km
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, PR China 7th 20 km
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden DNF 50 km
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, U.S. 10th 20 km
DSQ 50 km
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary DNF 50 km

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