10 kilometres race walk

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10-kilometer walk
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Men's racewalk. Walker at right appears to be illegal in that both feet are off the ground, but an infraction is only committed when loss of contact is visible to the human eye.[1]
Men's records
World Russia Roman Rasskazov 37:11 (2000)

The 10 kilometres race walk, or 10-kilometer racewalk, is a racewalking event. The event is competed as a road race. Athletes must always keep in contact with the ground and the supporting leg must remain straight until the raised leg passes it. 10 kilometers is 6.21 miles.[2]

History[edit]

Timothy Seaman, U.S. record holder

It was introduced at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm for men, and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona for women.[3] It is no longer an Olympic event for women, having been changed to 20 km in 1999, though it is run in some international competitions.[3][4]

World records[edit]

On May 28, 2000, Roman Rasskazov of Russia set a new 10-km race walk world record in Saransk in a time of 37:11.[5] The all-time women's 10-km race-walk record is held by Yelena Nikolayeva of Russia, at 41:04.[6]

All-time top 25 fastest[edit]

Men[edit]

  • Correct as of October 2016.[7]
Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 37:11 Roman Rasskazov  Russia 28 May 2000 Saransk [5]
2 37:33 Erik Tysse  Norway 27 August 2006 Hildesheim
3 37:44 Wang Zhen  China 18 September 2010 Beijing [8]
4 37:50
5 37:52
6 37:57
8 38:00
10 38:01
11 38:03 Eiki Takahashi  Japan 16 April 2016 Wajima [9]
12 38:04.7 Artur Meleshkevich
13 38:09.7 Nathan Deakes
14 38:10
15 38:11
16 38:13
17 38:17
18 38:19
19 38:21
20 38:23
21 38:24
22 38:26.4 Daniel García
23 38:28
24 38:29
25 38:31

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 38:30:

Women[edit]

  • Correct as of October 2016.[7]
Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 41:04 Yelena Nikolayeva  Russia 20 April 1996 Sochi [6]
2 41:16 Wang Yan  China 8 May 1999 Eisenhüttenstadt
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24 41:59 Marina Pandakova  Russia 9 May 2016 Podolsk [10]
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U.S. records[edit]

On April 20, 2004, Timothy Seaman set the new U.S. 10-km walk record of 39:22.7 in Storetveitmarsje, Norway.[11] On August 7, 1995, Michelle Rohl set the U.S. 10-km walk record of 44:17 in Göteborg, Sweden.[11]

Medalists[edit]

Men's Olympic medalists[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
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 George Goulding (CAN)  Ernest Webb (GBR)  Fernando Altimani (ITA)
1920 Antwerp
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 Ugo Frigerio (ITA)  Joseph Pearman (USA)  Charles Gunn (GBR)
1924 Paris
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 Ugo Frigerio (ITA)  Gordon Goodwin (GBR)  Cecil McMaster (RSA)
1928–1936 not included in the Olympic program
1948 London
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 John Mikaelsson (SWE)  Ingemar Johansson (SWE)  Fritz Schwab (SUI)
1952 Helsinki
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 John Mikaelsson (SWE)  Fritz Schwab (SUI)  Bruno Junk (URS)

Women's Olympic medalists[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona
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 Chen Yueling (CHN)  Yelena Nikolayeva (EUN)  Li Chunxiu (CHN)
1996 Atlanta
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 Yelena Nikolayeva (RUS)  Elisabetta Perrone (ITA)  Wang Yan (CHN)

Women's World Championships medalists[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1987 Rome
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 Irina Strakhova (URS)  Kerry Saxby-Junna (AUS)  Yan Hong (CHN)
1991 Tokyo
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 Alina Ivanova (URS)  Madelein Svensson (SWE)  Sari Essayah (FIN)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Sari Essayah (FIN)  Ileana Salvador (ITA)  Encarna Granados (ESP)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Irina Stankina (RUS)  Annarita Sidoti (ITA)  Yelena Nikolayeva (RUS)
1997 Athens
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 Annarita Sidoti (ITA)  Olga Kardopoltseva (BLR)  Valentina Tsybulskaya (BLR)

Season's bests[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belson, Ken. "One Step at a Time? It’s More Complicated Than That" New York Times (August 10, 2012)
  2. ^ "Kilometers to Miles Conversion Calculator and Table – Convert Kilometers (km) to Miles". Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Peter Matthews (March 22, 2012). Historical Dictionary of Track and Field. ISBN 9780810879850. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Peter Matthews (March 22, 2012). Historical Dictionary of Track and Field. ISBN 9780810879850. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "All-time men's best 10 km road walk". www.alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "All-time women's best 10000m road race-walk". www.alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "All-time men's best 10 km road walk". alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Teenager Wang Zhen blazes 37:44 over 10Km in Beijing – IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final". IAAF. 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  9. ^ "Wajima (JPN): Excellent Eiki Takahashi on 10km road walk". marciadalmondo.com. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "News From Around the World - EME NEWS (MAY 10, 2016)". american-trackandfield.com. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Statistics – Records". USATF. January 17, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2013.