2010 IAAF Race Walking Challenge

The 2010 IAAF Race Walking Challenge was the eighth edition of the annual international racewalking series organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Ten meetings are scheduled for the competition: the 2010 IAAF World Race Walking Cup, four IAAF permit meetings, and five area permit meetings.[1]

Athletes who have gained enough points from competing at these meetings will be entered into the IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final, where they will compete for a total pot of US $200,000 in prize money.[1]

CalendarEdit

The following ten meetings, as well as the competition final, form the schedule of the 2010 Race Walking Challenge.[2] The "A" category meetings are worth the most points, with progressively fewer points being available through the "B" and "C" categories.[1]

Date Meeting Category Events Venue Country Report
13 February Australian 20k Racewalking Championships C 20 km (Men/Women) Hobart   Australia [3]
21 February Meeting de Marcha Atlética da Cidade de Olhao C 20 km (Men/Women)
50 km (Men)
Olhão   Portugal [4]
14 March Gran Premio Citta di Lugano – Memorial Mario Albisetti C 20 km (Men/Women) Lugano    Switzerland [5]
27 March Dudinska 50-ka C 10 km (Women)
20 km (Men)
50 km (Men)
Dudince   Slovakia [6]
10 April Grande Premio Internacional en Marcha Atletica B 20 km (Men/Women) Rio Maior   Portugal [7]
1 May Coppa Città di Sesto San Giovanni B 20 km (Men/Women) Sesto San Giovanni   Italy [8]
15–16 May 2010 IAAF World Race Walking Cup A 20 km (Men/Women)
50 km (Men)
Chihuahua City   Mexico [9][10][11]
29 May Na Rynek Marsz! B 10 km (Men/Women) Kraków   Poland [12]
11 June International Race Walking Festival – Alytus C 20 km (Men/Women) Alytus   Lithuania [13]
19 June Gran Premio Cantones de La Coruña B 20 km (Men/Women) A Coruña   Spain [14]
18 September IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final B 10 km (Men/Women) Beijing   China [15]

WinnersEdit

# Meeting Men's winners Women's winners
10 km 20 km 50 km 10 km 20 km
1 Hobart   Jared Tallent (AUS)   Claire Tallent (AUS)
2 Olhão   Bertrand Moulinet (FRA)   Dionísio Ventura (POR)   Vera Santos (POR)
3 Lugano   Alex Schwazer (ITA)   Li Yanfei (CHN)
4 Dudince   Matej Tóth (SVK)   Rafał Augustyn (POL)   Zuzana Schindlerová (CZE)
5 Rio Maior   Erik Tysse (NOR)   Vera Santos (POR)
6 Sesto San Giovanni   Alex Schwazer (ITA)   Vera Santos (POR)
7 Chihuahua   Wang Hao (CHN)   Matej Tóth (SVK)   María Vasco (ESP)
8 Kraków   Zhu Yafei (CHN)   Olga Kaniskina (RUS)
9 Alytus   Herve Davaux (FRA)   Zuzana Malíková (SVK)
10 La Coruña   Zhu Yafei (CHN)   Beatriz Pascual (ESP)
11 Beijing   Wang Zhen (CHN)   Tatyana Sibileva (RUS)
Overall points winner   Chu Yafei (CHN)   Vera Santos (POR)

Challenge rankingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 2010 IAAF World Race Walking Challenge Handbook Archived 15 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-22.
  2. ^ 2010 Race Walking Challenge Archived 19 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-22.
  3. ^ Johnson, Len (13 February 2010). Family affair - Jared and Claire Tallent take Hobart wins - IAAF Race Walking Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-22.
  4. ^ Fernandes, Antonio, Manuel (21 February 2010). Santos beats the conditions in Olhão – IAAF Race Walking Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-22.
  5. ^ Schwazer sets Italian record at European Athletics Race Walking meet in Lugano Archived 16 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (14 March 2010). Retrieved on 2010-03-17.
  6. ^ Juck, Alfons (28 March 2010). Augustyn sub 3:50 for 50km in Dudince. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-28.
  7. ^ Fernandes, António Manuel (11 April 2010). Santos and Tysse take Rio Maior wins – IAAF Race Walking Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
  8. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2 May 2010). Schwazer and Santos dominate in Sesto San Giovanni - IAAF Race Walking Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-05-02.
  9. ^ Warburton, Paul (16 May 2010). Experience pays off for Vasco - Women's 20km Race report. IAAF. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  10. ^ Warburton, Paul (15 May 2010). Surprise winner Toth spoils Mexican Party – Men’s 50km Race Report. IAAF. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  11. ^ Warburton, Paul (16 May 2010). Wang saves best for last for Chinese sole individual gold in Chihuahua. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-05-30.
  12. ^ Kaniskina and Chu take 10Km wins in Krakow – IAAF Race Walking Challenge. IAAF (30 May 2010). Retrieved on 2010-05-30.
  13. ^ Davaux and Malikova win at EA Walking Permit Meeting in Alytus. European Athletics (12 June 2010). Retrieved on 2010-06-20.
  14. ^ Valiente, Emeterio (20 June 2010). Zhu and Pascual nab La Coruña titles – IAAF Race Walking Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-06-20.
  15. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2010-09-018). Teenager Wang Zhen blazes 37:44 over 10Km in Beijing – IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-18.
  16. ^ 2010 IAAF Race Walking Challenge - Men's Standings before Final Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  17. ^ 2010 IAAF Race Walking Challenge - Women's Standings before Final Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.

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