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Denis Gennadyevich Nizhegorodov (Russian: Денис Геннадьевич Нижегородов; born 26 July 1980) is a retired Russian race walker. Between 2008 and 2014 he held the world record over 50 km distance, with a time of 3:34:14. He competed in this event at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and won a silver and a bronze medal, respectively.[2]

Denis Nizhegorodov
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Nizhegorodov in 2008
Personal information
Born26 July 1980 (1980-07-26) (age 39)
Saransk, Russia
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Event(s)Race walking
ClubTsOP Saransk
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)50 kmW – 3:34:14 (2008)[2]

In May 2016, Nizhegorodov became one of 14 Russian athletes implicated in doping following the retesting of urine from the 2008 Olympic Games. His sample A failed the retest, but these results were not confirmed on his sample B.[3]



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Preceded by
  Nathan Deakes
Men's 50 km walk world record holder
11 May 2008 – 15 August 2014
Succeeded by
  Yohann Diniz