2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Sergey Bakulin during the 50K racewalk at Daegu
Events at the
2011 World Championships
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200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
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100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
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4 × 100 m relay men women
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20 km walk men women
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Decathlon men

The Men's 50 kilometres race walk event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held on September 3 on a loop course starting and finishing at Gukchae – bosang Memorial Park in the center of Daegu.

Yohann Diniz took the early lead, challenged by Nathan Deakes until Diniz was disqualified. Deakes continued to lead by as much as 30 seconds over Sergey Bakulin but began to falter with hamstring problems. First he was passed by Bakulin before dropping out. Bakulin stretched out to almost a 2-minute lead, between 40 and 45 km, only Jared Tallent looked like he had a chance, gaining several seconds per kilometer but not really enough to make a dent in the huge lead. Tallent paid for the extra effort trying to chase the leader, slowing considerably on the final 2 km lap, being passed by world record holder Denis Nizhegorodov. Bakulin would later be found Guilty of Doping and have the Gold Stripped from him and handed to Nizhegorodov. Nizhegorodov is also currently under suspicion of Doping, with his B Sample yet to be tested, after his A Sample Tested Positive. Nizhegorodov, still currently holds the Gold Medal as of May 2016.[1]


Gold Silver Bronze
Denis Nizhegorodov
Jared Tallent
Si Tianfeng


World record  Denis Nizhegorodov (RUS) 3:34:14 Cheboksary, Russia 11 May 2008
Championship record  Robert Korzeniowski (POL) 3:36:03 Paris, France 27 August 2003
World Leading  Sergey Bakulin (RUS) 3:38:46 Saransk, Russia 12 June 2011
African record  Hatem Ghoula (TUN) 3:58:44 Santa Eulària des Riu, Spain 4 March 2007
Asian record  Yu Chaohong (CHN) 3:36:06 Nanjing, China 22 October 2005
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Raúl González (MEX) 3:41:20 Poděbrady, Czechoslovakia 11 June 1978
South American record  Xavier Moreno (ECU) 3:52:07 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 28 July 2007
European record  Denis Nizhegorodov (RUS) 3:34:14 Cheboksary, Russia 11 May 2008
Oceanian record  Nathan Deakes (AUS) 3:35:47 Geelong, Australia 2 December 2006

Qualification standards[edit]

A time B time
3:58:00 4:09:00


Date Time Round
September 3, 2011 08:00 Final


KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best


Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Denis Nizhegorodov  Russia 3:42:45 SB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jared Tallent  Australia 3:43:36 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Si Tianfeng  China 3:44:40
4 Luke Adams  Australia 3:45:41 SB
5 Koichiro Morioka  Japan 3:46:21
6 Park Chil-sung  South Korea 3:47:13 NR
7 Xu Faguang  China 3:47:19
8 Takayuki Tanii  Japan 3:48:03 SB
9 Hirooki Arai  Japan 3:48:40 PB
10 Andrés Chocho  Ecuador 3:49:32 AR
11 Marco De Luca  Italy 3:49:40 SB
12 Rafał Sikora  Poland 3:50:24
13 Kim Dong-Young  South Korea 3:51:12 PB
14 Jarkko Kinnunen  Finland 3:52:32 SB
15 Jean-Jacques Nkouloukidi  Italy 3:52:35 PB
16 Trond Nymark  Norway 3:54:26 SB
17 Édgar Hernández  Mexico 3:54:46 SB
18 José Leyver  Mexico 3:55:37
19 Oleksiy Kazanin  Ukraine 3:56:18 SB
20 Omar Zepeda  Mexico 3:56:41
21 Andreas Gustafsson  Sweden 4:00:05 SB
22 Bertrand Moulinet  France 4:07:58
23 Quentin Rew  New Zealand 4:08:46
24 Li Jianbo  China 4:10:26
Jesús Ángel García  Spain DSQ
Mikel Odriozola  Spain DSQ
Antti Kempas  Finland DSQ
Yohann Diniz  France DSQ
Cedric Houssaye  France DSQ
Colin Griffin  Ireland DSQ
Yim Jung-hyun  South Korea DSQ
Tadas Šuškevičius  Lithuania DSQ
Rafał Fedaczyński  Poland DSQ
Igor Erokhin  Russia DSQ
Nenad Filipović  Serbia DSQ
Miloš Bátovský  Slovakia DSQ
Nathan Deakes  Australia DNF
José Ignacio Díaz  Spain DNF
Igors Kazakēvičs  Latvia DNF
Grzegorz Sudoł  Poland DNF
Sergey Kirdyapkin  Russia DNF
Matej Tóth  Slovakia DNF
Christopher Linke  Germany DNS
Robert Heffernan  Ireland DNS
DSQ Sergey Bakulin  Russia 3:41:24 doping[2]


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