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The 20,000 metres race walk is a racewalking event. The event is competed as a track race. Athletes must always keep in contact with the ground and the supporting leg must remain straight until the raised leg passes it. 20,000 metres is 12.4274 miles.[1]

Athletics
20,000 metres walk
Men's records
World Bernardo Segura (MEX) 1:17:25.6 (1994)
Women's records
World Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS) 1:26.53.2 (2001)

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HistoryEdit

This distance is not commonly raced at high level international competitions but part of South American Championships in Athletics and individual national championships (f.e. Russia, India, Colombia, Venezuela). Top level senior athletics racewalking events typically feature 20 km road distance.

World recordsEdit

On May 7, 1994, Bernardo Segura of Mexico set a new 20,000 m race walk world record in Fana in a time of 1:17:25.6. The all-time women's 20,000 m race-walk record is held by Olimpiada Ivanova of Russia, at 1:26:53.2.

All-time top 25 racewalkers outdoorEdit

MenEdit

  • Correct as of 15 August 2018.[2]
Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:17:25.6 [3] Bernardo Segura   Mexico 7 May 1994 Fana
2 1:18:35.2 Stefan Johansson   Sweden 15 May 1992 Fana
3 1:18.40.0 Ernesto Canto   Mexico 5 May 1994 Fana
4 1:19:18.3 Ronald Weigel   Germany 26 May 1990 Fana
5 1:19:22.5 Aleksey Pershin   Russia 7 May 1988 Fana
6 1:19:24.1 Walter Arena   Italy 26 May 1990 Fana
7 1:19:42.0 Yohann Diniz   France 25 May 2014 Bogny-sur-Meuse
8 1:19:48.1 Nathan Deakes   Australia 4 September 2001 Brisbane
9 1:19:52.0 Robert Korzeniowski   Poland 4 September 2001 Brisbane
10 1:19:54.0 Pavol Blazek   Slovakia 26 May 1990 Fana
11 1:20:06.8 Daniel Bautista   Mexico 17 October 1979 Montréal
12 1:20:11.72 Li Gaobo   China 2 November 2007 Wuhan
13 1:20:12.3 Nick A'Hern   Australia 8 May 1993 Fana
14 1:20:22.52 Gurmeet Singh   India 3 February 2012 Bhubaneswar
15 1:20:23.8 Andrés Chocho   Ecuador 5 June 2011 Buenos Aires
16 1:20:24.4 Li Mingcai   China 15 March 1992 Jinan
17 1:20:24.6 Li Zewen   China 24 October 1995 Nanjing
18 1:20:31.5 Chen Shaoguo   China 15 March 1992 Jinan
19 1:20:35.4 Mao Xinyuan   China 15 March 1992 Jinan
20 1:20:36.6 Gustavo Restrepo   Colombia 5 June 2011 Buenos Aires
21 1:20:36.7 Erling Andersen   Norway 5 May 1984 Fana
Ernesto Canto   Mexico 26 May 1990 Fana
23 1:20:37.8 Valdas Kazlauskas   Lithuania 16 September 1983 Moskva
24 1:20:40.3 Wang Yinhang   China 24 October 1995 Nanjing
25 1:20:41.6 Yevgeniy Misyulya   Belarus 26 April 1986 Fana

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:20:41.6:

WomenEdit

  • Correct as of 19 September 2018.[4]
Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:26:53.2 Olimpiada Ivanova   Russia 6 September 2001 Brisbane
2 1:27:49.3 Yelena Nikolayeva   Russia 6 September 2001 Brisbane
3 1:29:32.4 Song Hongjuan   China 24 October 2003 Changsha
4 1:29:36.4 Susana Feitor   Portugal 21 July 2001 Lisboa
5 1:30:48.3 Rossella Giordano   Italy 4 August 2000 Almada
6 1:31:02.25 Sandra Arenas   Colombia 13 June 2015 Lima [5]
7 1:31:06.6 Jiang Jing   China 24 October 2003 Changsha
8 1:31:16.18 Liu Hong   China 1 November 2007 Wuhan
9 1:31:18.79 Song Xiaoling   China 1 November 2007 Wuhan
10 1:31:19.2 Maribel Goncalves   Portugal 31 July 2004 Lisboa
11 1:31:23.7 Inês Henriques   Portugal 31 July 2004 Lisboa
12 1:31:43.5 Marina Smyslova   Russia 25 September 2004 Izhevsk
13 1:31:47.95 Bo Yanmin   China 1 November 2007 Wuhan
14 1:31:49.5 Alena Zenkova   Russia 25 September 2004 Izhevsk
15 1:31:52.30 Wang Shanshan   China 1 November 2007 Wuhan
16 1:31:53.8 Mirna Ortíz   Guatemala 8 August 2014 Ciudad de Guatemala
17 1:31:58.9 Lyudmila Arkhipova   Russia 25 September 2004 Izhevsk
18 1:32:09.4 Ingrid Hernández   Colombia 5 June 2011 Buenos Aires
19 1:32:15.1 Tatyana Sibileva   Russia 25 September 2004 Izhevsk
20 1:32:17.6 Milángela Rosales   Venezuela 5 June 2011 Buenos Aires
21 1:32:19.71 Hie Jingjing   China 1 November 2007 Wuhan
22 1:32:21.59 Maria Michta-Coffey   United States 22 June 2018 Des Moines
23 1:32:22.4 Eva Pérez   Spain 6 September 2001 Brisbane
24 1:32:26.0 (ht) Paola Pérez   Ecuador 24 June 2017 Asunción [6]
25 1:32:30.36 Sun Limin   China 1 November 2007 Wuhan

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:32:30.36:

All-time top racewalkers indoorEdit

MenEdit

Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:20:40.0 OT Ronald Weigel   East Germany 27 January 1980 Senftenberg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kilometers to Miles Conversion Calculator and Table – Convert Kilometers (km) to Miles". Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "All-time men's best 20000m track walk". alltime-athletics.com. August 15, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  3. ^ actually 1:17:25.5 but ratified as 1:17:25.6
  4. ^ "All-time women's best 20000m track race-walk". alltime-athletics.com. September 19, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Récord Sudamericano de Lorena Arenas". CONSUDATLE. June 13, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "20000m Race Walk Results". resultadosonline.org. June 24, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2017.