1979 IAAF World Race Walking Cup
|1979 IAAF World Race Walking Cup|
|Host city||Eschborn, Hessen, Federal Republic of Germany|
The 1979 IAAF World Race Walking Cup was held in Eschborn, Federal Republic of Germany, on September 29–30, 1979. The event was also known as IAAF Race Walking World Cup. The women's 5 km race was now officially introduced into the competition with the women's teams competing for the Eschborn Cup.
Complete results were published.
|20 km walk||Daniel Bautista (MEX)||1:18:49||Boris Yakovlev (URS)||1:19:46||Mykola Vinnichenko (URS)||1:20:05|
|50 km walk||Martín Bermúdez (MEX)||3:43:36||Enrique Vera Ibanez (MEX)||3:43:59||Viktor Dorovskikh (URS)||3:45:51|
|Lugano Cup (Men)|
|Team (Men)||Mexico||240 pts||Soviet Union||235 pts||East Germany||201 pts|
|5 km walk||Marion Fawkes (GBR)||22:51||Carol Tyson (GBR)||22:59||Thorill Gylder (NOR)||23:08|
|Eschborn Cup (Women)|
|Team (Women)||United Kingdom||85 pts||Sweden||74 pts||Norway||69 pts|
Men's 20 km
Men's 50 km
|Soviet Union||235 pts|
|East Germany||201 pts|
|8||West Germany||108 pts|
|12||United Kingdom||89 pts|
|13||United States||67 pts|
|14||New Zealand||25 pts|
Women's 5 km
|United Kingdom||85 pts|
|5||United States||48 pts|
|6||West Germany||38 pts|
The participation of 147 athletes (107 men/40 women) from countries is reported.
From 1961 to 1985 there were qualifying rounds for the men's competition with the first two winners proceeding to the final. This year, México, the German Democratic Republic, Italy, the Soviet Union, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand proceeded directly to the final.
- IAAF WORLD RACE WALKING CUP - SARANSK 2012 - FACTS & FIGURES (PDF), IAAF, retrieved July 29, 2013