Athletics at the 2011 Pan American Games – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Men's 50 kilometres walk at the XVI Pan American Games
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Venue Guadalajara Circuit and Route
Dates October 29
Competitors 16 from 9 nations
Gold medal    Mexico
Silver medal    Mexico
Bronze medal    Guatemala
Athletics at
the 2011 Pan American Games

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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 50 kilometres walk competition of the athletics events at the 2011 Pan American Games took place on the 29 of October at the Guadalajara Circuit and Route.[1] The defending Pan American Games champion was Xavier Moreno of Ecuador.


World Record  Denis Nizhegorodov (RUS) 3:34:14 Cheboksary, Russia May 11, 2008
Pan American Games record  Carlos Mercenario (MEX) 3:47:55 Mar del Plata, Argentina March 24, 1995

Qualification standards[edit]

This event did not require any qualification standard be met.[2]


Date Time Round
October 29, 2011 7:30 Final


  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNF did not finish
PR pan American games record
WR world record
DQ disqualified
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best


16 athletes from 9 countries competed.


Rank Rider Time[3] Notes
1st, gold medalist(s)  Horacio Nava (MEX) 3:48:58
2nd, silver medalist(s)  José Leyver (MEX) 3:49:16 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Jaime Quiyuch (GUA) 3:50:33 PB
4  Fredy Hernández (COL) 4:00:12
5  Jonathan Rieckmann (BRA) 4:04:07 PB
6  Emerson Hernández (ESA) 4:12:53
7  Néstor Rueda (COL) 4:17:40
8  Bernardo Calvo (CRC) 4:21:19 NR
9  Benjamin Shorey (USA) 4:33:25
 Anibal Paau (GUA) DNF
 Rolando Saquipay (ECU) DNF
 Allan Segura (CRC) DNF
 Edward Araya (CHI) DQ
 Andrés Chocho (ECU) DQ
 Mario Santos Junior (BRA) DQ
 David Talcott (USA) DQ


  1. ^ Guadalajara 2011 sessions
  2. ^ Qualification standards
  3. ^ "Men's 50km Walk Final". Guadalajara 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.