10 kilometres race walk

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]

Athletics
10-kilometer walk
2005 World Championships in Athletics2.jpg
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
WorldRussia Roman Rasskazov 37:11 (2000)
Women's records
WorldRussia Yelena Nikolayeva 41:04 (1996)

HistoryEdit

 
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 recordsEdit

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 racewalkersEdit

MenEdit

  • Correct as of 2 September 2018.[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 Andreas Erm   Germany 27 May 2000 Berlin
5 37:52 Francisco Javier Fernández   Spain 8 June 2002 Kraków
6 37:57 Robert Korzeniowski   Poland 8 June 2002 Kraków
Zhu Yafei   China 18 September 2010 Beijing
8 38:00 Giorgio Rubino   Italy 18 September 2010 Beijing
Wang Hao   China 18 September 2010 Beijing
10 38:01 Pyotr Trofimov   Russia 13 September 2014 Bui
11 38:03 Eiki Takahashi   Japan 16 April 2016 Wajima [9]
12 38:04.7 Artur Meleshkevich   Bulgaria 9 June 2001 Kraków
13 38:09.7 Nathan Deakes   Austria 9 June 2001 Kraków
14 38:10 Luis Fernando López   Colombia 18 September 2010 Beijing
15 38:11 Valeriy Borchin   Russia 30 May 2009 Kraków
16 38:13 Kim Hyun-sub   South Korea 18 September 2010 Beijing
17 38:17 Andrey Rudnitskiy   Russia 19 September 2009 Saransk
18 38:19 Ivano Brugnetti   Italy 9 September 2007 Fiumicino
19 38:21 Ilya Markov   Russia 27 August 2006 Hildesheim
20 38:23 Chen Ding   China 18 September 2010 Beijing
21 38:24 Jefferson Pérez   Ecuador 8 June 2002 Kraków [10]
22 38:26.4 Daniel García   Mexico 17 May 1997 Sønder Omme
23 38:28 Stanislav Yemelyanov   Russia 19 September 2009 Saransk
24 38:29 Jared Tallent   Austria 18 September 2010 Beijing
25 38:31 Eder Sánchez   Mexico 19 September 2009 Saransk

NotesEdit

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

WomenEdit

  • Correct as of 19 September 2018.[11]
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
Kjersti Plätzer   Norway 11 May 2002 Os
4 41:17 Irina Stankina   Russia 9 February 1997 Adler
5 41:24 Olimpiada Ivanova   Russia 9 February 1997 Adler
6 41:29 Larisa Khmelnitskaya   Belarus 4 June 1995 Izhevsk
7 41:29.7 Kerry Saxby-Junna   Australia 27 August 1988 Canberra
8 41:30 Ileana Salvador   Italy 10 July 1993 Livorno
9 41:31 Yelena Gruzinova   Russia 20 April 1996 Sochi
10 41:38 Rossella Giordano   Italy 25 May 1997 Naumburg
11 41:42 Olga Kaniskina   Russia 30 May 2009 Kraków
12 41:45 Liu Hongyu   China 8 May 1999 Eisenhüttenstadt
13 41:46 Annarita Sidoti   Italy 12 June 1994 Livorno
14 41:48 Li Chunxiu   China 8 September 1993 Beijing
15 41:50 Yelena Arshintseva   Russia 11 February 1995 Adler
16 41:51 Beate Gummelt   Germany 11 May 1996 Eisenhüttenstadt
17 41:52 Tatyana Mineyeva   Russia 5 September 2009 Penza
Tatyana Korotkova   Russia 19 September 2010 Buy
19 41:53 Tatyana Sibileva   Russia 18 September 2010 Beijing
20 41:56 Elisabetta Perrone   Italy 10 July 1993 Livorno
Yelena Sayko   Russia 11 February 1996 Adler
22 41:57 Gao Hongmiao   China 8 September 1993 Beijing
23 41:59 Marina Pandakova   Russia 9 May 2016 Podolsk [12]
24 42:01 Tamara Kovalenko   Russia 11 February 1995 Adler
Olga Panfyorova   Russia 16 May 1998 Izhevsk

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 42:01:

MedalistsEdit

Men's Olympic medalistsEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
details
George Goulding
  Canada
Ernest Webb
  Great Britain
Fernando Altimani
  Italy
1920 Antwerp
details
Ugo Frigerio
  Italy
Joseph Pearman
  United States
Charles Gunn
  Great Britain
1924 Paris
details
Ugo Frigerio
  Italy
Gordon Goodwin
  Great Britain
Cecil McMaster
  South Africa
1928–1936 not included in the Olympic program
1948 London
details
John Mikaelsson
  Sweden
Ingemar Johansson
  Sweden
Fritz Schwab
  Switzerland
1952 Helsinki
details
John Mikaelsson
  Sweden
Fritz Schwab
  Switzerland
Bruno Junk
  Soviet Union

Women's Olympic medalistsEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona
details
Chen Yueling
  China
Yelena Nikolayeva
  Unified Team
Li Chunxiu
  China
1996 Atlanta
details
Yelena Nikolayeva
  Russia
Elisabetta Perrone
  Italy
Wang Yan
  China

Women's World Championships medalistsEdit

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

Season's bestsEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Belson, Ken. "One Step at a Time? It’s More Complicated Than That" The 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 March 2, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "All-time women's best 10000m road race-walk". www.alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  7. ^ "All-time men's best 10 km road walk". alltime-athletics.com. September 2, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Teenager Wang Zhen blazes 37:44 over 10Km in Beijing – IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final". IAAF. September 18, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  9. ^ "Wajima (JPN): Excellent Eiki Takahashi on 10km road walk". marciadalmondo.com. April 16, 2016. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Logros de Jefferson Pérez". El Universo (in Spanish). August 5, 2003. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
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  12. ^ "News From Around the World - EME NEWS (MAY 10, 2016)". american-trackandfield.com. May 10, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2016.