Vladimir Kanaykin

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Vladimir Kanaykin
Владимир Канайкин
Personal information
Born (1985-03-21) March 21, 1985 (age 29)
selo Atyurevo, Mordovian ASSR
Height 1.71 metres (5 ft 7 in) (2011)
Weight 60 kilograms (132 lb) (2011)

Vladimir Alekseevich Kanaykin (Russian: Владимир Алексеевич Канайкин; born 21 March 1985) is a Russian race walker.

On September 29, 2007 Kanaykin set a new world record for the 20 km race walk at the 2007 IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final, in Saransk, Russia. He walked a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 16 seconds to break the record previously held by three-time world champion Jefferson Pérez of Ecuador.

On August 5, 2008, Kanaykin and training partners Sergey Morozov, Viktor Burayev, and Aleksey Voyevodin, all coached by Viktor Chegin were banned from competition, following a positive EPO test. The positive tests were conducted in April 2008[1] and evidenced doping. He took the silver in men's 20km race walk in 1:20:27 at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu.[2]

On 20 January, 2015 Kanaykin was disqualified for life starting from 17 December 2012, and all his results between 25 January 2011 and 25 March 2011, as well as between 16 June 2011 and 27 September 2011 were annulled.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 1st 10,000 m
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 2nd 10,000 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland DSQ 50 km
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th 50 km
2007 European Race Walking Cup Leamington Spa, United Kingdom 1st 50 km
World Championships Osaka, Japan DNF 50 km
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea DQ 20 km


  1. ^ Russia athletes banned over drugs - BBC Sport.
  2. ^ "Russia's Borchin retains world title in men's 20km race walk". Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Информация о дисквалификации: легкая атлетика" (in Russian). Russian Anti-Doping Agency. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 

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Preceded by
Ecuador Jefferson Pérez
Men's 20km Walk World Record Holder
September 29, 2007 – June 8, 2008
Succeeded by
Russia Sergey Morozov