Men's 20 kilometres walk world record progression

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The following table shows the world record progression in the men's 20 kilometres walk, as recognised by the IAAF. Notice that the records for road walk and track walk are considered separately.[1]

World Record Progression[edit]

Time Athlete Date Place
1:38:43  Hermann Müller (GER) 1911-10-04 Berlin, Germany
1:37:57  Emile Anthoine (FRA) 1913-07-13 Paris, France
1:34:15  Václav Balšán (TCH) 1933-08-13 Český Brod, Czechoslovakia
1:33:25  Fritz Bleiweiss (GER) 1936-06-07 Fürstenwalde, Germany
1:32:12  John Mikaelsson (SWE) 1937-05-30 Malmö, Sweden
1:31:44  John Mikaelsson (SWE) 1946-06-10 Stockholm, Sweden
1:31:21  Josef Doležal (TCH) 1955-06-05 Prague, Czechoslovakia
1:30:36  Vladimir Golubnichy (URS) 1955-09-23 Kiev, Soviet Union
1:30:00  Josef Doležal (TCH) 1956-07-25 Prague, Czechoslovakia
1:28:39  Vladimir Guk (URS) 1957-04-13 Kiev, Soviet Union
1:27:29  Leonid Spirin (URS) 1959-07-07 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:27:04  Vladimir Golubnichy (URS) 1959-07-15 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:25:58  Anatoliy Vedyakov (URS) 1959-09-06 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:25:22  Gennadiy Agapov (URS) 1968-07-21 Leningrad, Soviet Union
1:25:19  Gennadiy Agapov (URS) 1972-05-07 Berlin, Germany
1:24:50  Paul Nihill (GBR) 1972-07-30 Munich, Germany
1:23:40  Daniel Bautista (MEX) 1976-05-30 Bydgoszcz, Poland
1:23:30  Anatoliy Solomin (URS) 1978-07-19 Vilnius, Soviet Union
1:23:12  Roland Wieser (GDR) 1978-08-30 Prague, Czechoslovakia
1:22:19  Vadim Tsvetkov (URS) 1979-05-13 Klaipėda, Soviet Union
1:22:16  Daniel Bautista (MEX) 1979-05-19 Valencia, Spain
1:21:04  Daniel Bautista (MEX) 1979-06-09 Vretstorp, Sweden
1:21:01  Reima Salonen (FIN) 1979-06-09 Raisio, Finland
1:21:00  Daniel Bautista (MEX) 1980-03-30 Xalapa, Mexico
1:19:35  Domingo Colin (MEX) 1980-04-27 Cherkasy, Soviet Union
1:19:30  Jozef Pribilinec (TCH) 1983-09-24 Bergen, Norway
1:19:24  Carlos Mercenario (MEX) 1987-05-03 New York City, United States
1:19:12  Axel Noack (GDR) 1987-06-21 Karl-Marx-Stadt, GDR
1:19:08  Mikhail Shchennikov (URS) 1988-07-30 Kiev, Soviet Union
1:18:20  Andrey Perlov (URS) 1990-05-26 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:18:13  Pavol Blažek (TCH) 1990-09-16 Hildesheim, Germany
1:18:04  Bu Lingtang (CHN) 1994-04-07 Beijing, PR China
1:17:46  Julio Martinez (GUA) 1999-05-08 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
1:17:22  Paquillo Fernández (ESP) 2002-04-28 Turku, Finland
1:17:21  Jefferson Pérez (ECU) 2003-08-23 Paris, France
1:17:16  Vladimir Kanaykin (RUS) 2007-09-29 Saransk, Russia
1:17:02  Yohann Diniz (FRA) 2015-03-08 Arles, France
1:16:36  Yusuke Suzuki (JPN) 2015-03-15 Nomi, Japan

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Butler, Mark, ed. (2011). 13th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Daegu 2011. Monako: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. p. 615. Archived from the original (pdf) on November 23, 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2011.