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The Pan American Race Walking Cup (Spanish: Copa Panamericana de Marcha) is a biennial race walking competition for athletes representing countries from the Americas, organized by the Association of Panamerican Athletics (APA) . It was established in 1984 and has featured races for senior men and women, and for junior athletes. The women competed in the 10 km road race until 1996, and then switched to the 20 km road race. In addition, there are separate team competitions. The 2001 event was held in conjunction with the South American Race Walking Cup. In 2011, the organization of the event was transferred from the Pan American Athletics Commission, a subdivision of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), to the newly constituted APA.

The events between 1984 and 2007 are documented in great detail in Spanish (including a lot of historical fotos) by then President of the Pan American Race Walking Committee Rubén Pedro Aguilera from Argentina and is available from the APA website.[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

During the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, the chief judge Palle Lassen from Denmark, then president of the IAAF race walking committee met with regional officials, namely the president of the Pan American Athletics Commission, Amadeo Francis from Puerto Rico, César Moreno Bravo from México, and Jerzy Hausleber, the famous Polish coach of the Mexican racewalkers,[2] as well as Rubén Aguilera (Argentina), Francesco Alongi (USA), Julián Díaz Rodríguez (Cuba), José Clemente Gonçalves (Brazil), Luigi Giordano (Canada), Alfonso Marques de la Mora (México) and Oscar Suman Carrillo (Panamá). As a result, they proposed to create an international event to intensify the development of racewalking in the Americas. Further technical details for the future Pan American Race Walking Cup were cleared during the 1983 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics in Barcelona, Spain, later that year. Only one year later, the inaugural competition took place in Bucaramanga, Colombia. The site was chosen because its central location within the Americas, and moreover, race walking was already successfully practiced here.[2]

Host citiesEdit

Year City Country Date
1984 Bucaramanga, Santander   Colombia November 3–4
1986 Saint-Léonard, Québec   Canada October 3–4
1988 Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires   Argentina November 12–13
1990 Xalapa, Veracruz   Mexico October 27–28
1992 Guatemala City   Guatemala October 17–18
1994 Atlanta, Georgia   United States September 23–24
1996 Manaus, Amazonas   Brazil September 21–22
1998 Miami, Florida   United States October 3–4
2000 Poza Rica, Veracruz   Mexico April 8–9
2001 Cuenca, Azuay   Ecuador October 27–28
2003 Chula Vista, California (20 km)   United States March 15
Tijuana, Baja California (50 km)   Mexico March 9
2005 Lima   Peru May 7–8
2007 Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina   Brazil April 21–22
2009 San Salvador   El Salvador May 1–2
2011 Envigado, Antioquia   Colombia March 26–27
2013 [3] Guatemala City   Guatemala May 25–26
2015 Arica   Chile May 9–11
2017 Lima   Peru May 13-14
2019[4] Lazaro Cardenas   Mexico April 20-21

ResultsEdit

Gold medal winners were published.[5][6] The results for the Mexican athletes were published by the Federation of Mexican Athletics Associations (FMAA).[7] On overview for the years 1984-2005 was given.[8] Further results were assembled from other sources.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19] More recently, complete results for the period 1984 to 2007 were published.[1]

Men's resultsEdit

20 kilometres menEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1984   Querubín Moreno (COL) 1:25:19   Guillaume LeBlanc (CAN) 1:27:06   Héctor Moreno (COL) 1:27:09
1986   Guillaume LeBlanc (CAN) 1:21:13   Carlos Mercenario (MEX) 1:21:33   Tim Lewis (USA) 1:21:48
1988   Carlos Mercenario (MEX) 1:24:00   Ernesto Canto (MEX) 1:25:15   Guillaume LeBlanc (CAN) 1:27:08
1990   Ernesto Canto (MEX) 1:21:46   Joel Sánchez (MEX) 1:22:09   Carlos Mercenario (MEX) 1:22:25
1992   Bernardo Segura (MEX) 1:24:09   Daniel García (MEX) 1:25:34   Alberto Cruz (MEX) 1:28:32
1994   Bernardo Segura (MEX) 1:24:15   Daniel García (MEX) 1:24:34   Jefferson Pérez (ECU) 1:24:34
1996   Daniel García (MEX) 1:27:29   Julio René Martínez (GUA) 1:28:47   Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (MEX) 1:29:06
1998   Ignacio Zamudio (MEX) 1:28:33   Daniel García (MEX) 1:29:58   Joel Sánchez (MEX) 1:30:23
2000   Bernardo Segura (MEX) 1:22:47   Noé Hernández (MEX) 1:22:47   Jefferson Pérez (ECU) 1:24.36
2001   Alejandro López (MEX) 1:25:25   Jefferson Pérez (ECU) 1:26:21   Jesús Sánchez (MEX) 1:28:30
2003   Jefferson Pérez (ECU) 1:23:12   Cristian Berdeja (MEX) 1:24:17   Cristián Muñoz (CHI) 1:24:34
2005   Rolando Saquipay (ECU) 1:19:21   Luis López (COL) 1:20:26   Sérgio Galdino (BRA) 1:21:29
2007   Jefferson Pérez (ECU) 1:25:08   Gustavo Restrepo (COL) 1:25:09   Luis López (COL) 1:25:25
2009   Luis López (COL) 1:22:18   James Rendón (COL) 1:23:21   Omar Segura (MEX) 1:23:49
2011   Luis López (COL) 1:25:04   Erick Barrondo (GUA) 1:25:56   Giovanni Torres (MEX) 1:26:18
2013   Diego Flores (MEX) 1:24:16   José Montaña (COL) 1:24:35   Caio Bonfim (BRA) 1:25:27
2015   Erick Barrondo (GUA) 1:21:25   Caio Bonfim (BRA) 1:21:26   Iván Garrido (COL) 1:21:39
2017   Éider Arévalo (COL) 1:21:01   Benjamin Thorne (CAN) 1:21:16   Omar Pineda (MEX) 1:22:00

: In 2000, the Mexican Athletics Federation used the event as trials for the Olympic Games in Sydney.[15] Cristian Berdeja from   Mexico started out of competition and came in third in 1:23.46.

50 kilometres menEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1984   Pedro Aroche (MEX) 4:12:44   Víctor Sánchez (MEX) 4:17:52   Ignacio Buendía (MEX) 4:18:41
1986   Martín Bermúdez (MEX) 3:56:21   Marco Evoniuk (USA) 4:05:56   Hugo López (MEX) 4:07:53
1988   Martín Bermúdez (MEX) 4:03:20   Arturo Bravo (MEX) 4:06:55   Víctor Sánchez (MEX) 4:10:26
1990   Martín Bermúdez (MEX) 3:51:30   Francisco Reyes (MEX) 3:59:34   José Víctor Alonzo (GUA) 4:03:38
1992   Germán Sánchez (MEX) 4:06:21   Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (MEX) 4:06:21   Carlos Mercenario (MEX) 4:06:21
1994   Carlos Mercenario (MEX) 3:52:06   Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (MEX) 3:52:06   Germán Sánchez (MEX) 4:03:07
1996   Germán Sánchez (MEX) 4:12:43   Rubén Arikado (MEX) 4:14:17   Joel Sánchez (MEX) 4:22:17
1998   Carlos Mercenario (MEX) 4:06:38   Rubén Arikado (MEX) 4:12:01   Rogelio Sánchez (MEX) 4:17:18
2000   Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (MEX) 3:43:52   Joel Sánchez (MEX) 3:47:55   Carlos Mercenario (MEX) 3:50:28
2001   Edgar Hernández (MEX) 4:05:24   Fernando Guerrero (MEX) 4:07:14   Germán Sánchez (MEX) 4:09:24
2003   Germán Sánchez (MEX) 4:04:11   Philip Dunn (USA) 4:15:01   Cristián Bascuñán (CHI) 4:19:27
2005   Miguel Solís (MEX) 3:54:24   Horacio Nava (MEX) 3:59:26   Claudio Vargas (MEX) 4:03:03
2007   Álvaro García (MEX) 4:04:52   Fredy Hernández (COL) 4:05:16   Fausto Quinde (ECU) 4:10:08
2009   Cristian Berdeja (MEX) 3:58:46   Mesias Zapata (ECU) 4:08:10   Rodrigo Moreno (COL) 4:09:31
2011   Cristian Berdeja (MEX) 3:59:14   Fredy Hernández (COL) 3:59:40   Rolando Saquipay (ECU) 4:01:20
2013   Omar Zepeda (MEX) 3:57:52   Horacio Nava (MEX) 3:58:00   Omar Segura (MEX) 4:03:11
2015   Horacio Nava (MEX) 3:45:41   Cristian Berdeja (MEX) 3:50:19   James Rendón (COL) 3:50:47
2017   Claudio Villanueva (ECU) 3:51:35   Luis Fernando López (COL) 3:51:35   José Leonardo Montaña (COL) 3:58:28

: In 2000 Germán Sánchez from   Mexico started out of competition and came in third in 3:48:06.
: In 2003, the medallists were extracted from the IAAF World Race Walking Challenge. Winner was Jesús Ángel García from   Spain in 3:46:46. Craig Barrett from   New Zealand came in second in 3:51:15. Miguel Solís from   Mexico was 5th in 4:18:02, Juan Emilio Toscano from   Mexico was 6th in 4:18:52, and Saúl Méndez also from   Mexico was 7th in 4:19:12, but all three of them were not registered for participation at the Pan American Race Walking Cup.[7][19][20] However, there are conflicting information: another source declares Miguel Solís from   Mexico as bronze medal winner.[1]

Women's resultsEdit

10 kilometres womenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1984   Ann Peel (CAN) 49:41   Janice McCaffrey (CAN) 50:15   Esther Lopez (USA) 50:55
1986   Graciela Mendoza (MEX) 45:23   Ann Peel (CAN) 45:26   María de la Luz Colín (MEX) 45:33
1988   Ann Peel (CAN) 46:23   María de la Luz Colín (MEX) 46:33   Deborah Lawrence (USA) 46:44
1990   Graciela Mendoza (MEX) 46:07   Janice McCaffrey (CAN) 46:41   Francisca Martínez (MEX) 47:06
1992   Francisca Martínez (MEX) 47:11   María de la Luz Colín (MEX) 47:27   Victoria Herazo (USA) 47:42
1994   Graciela Mendoza (MEX) 46:14   Teresa Vaill (USA) 46:20   Francisca Martínez (MEX) 46:28
1996   Graciela Mendoza (MEX) 48:24   Michelle Rohl (USA) 49:10   Debbie Van Orden (USA) 49:43

:In 1990, Marisela Chávez from   Mexico started out of competition and came in third in 46:48.

20 kilometres womenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1998   Joanne Dow (USA) 1:38:57   Teresa Vaill (USA) 1:41:02   Rosario Sánchez Guerrero (MEX) 1:42:22
2000   María Guadalupe Sánchez (MEX) 1:34:39   Graciela Mendoza (MEX) 1:35:29   Oslaidis Cruz (CUB) 1:36:01
2001   María Guadalupe Sánchez (MEX) 1:38:03   Victoria Palacios (MEX) 1:38:27   Geovana Irusta (BOL) 1:40:23
2003   Rosario Sánchez (MEX) 1:37:14   Geovana Irusta (BOL) 1:37:53   Sandra Zapata (COL) 1:38:45
2005   Cristina López (ESA) 1:30:35   Miriam Ramón (ECU) 1:31:25   Graciela Mendoza (MEX) 1:33:04
2007   Cristina López (ESA) 1:39:21   Miriam Ramón (ECU) 1:39:43   Yadira Guamán (ECU) 1:41:08
2009   Tânia Spindler (BRA) 1:38:53   Verónica Colindres (ESA) 1:39:45   Rosario Sánchez Guerrero (MEX) 1:42:12
2011   Jamy Franco (GUA) 1:36:04   Arabelly Orjuela (COL) 1:36:12   Ingrid Hernández (COL) 1:37:18
2013   Kimberly García (PER) 1:35:01   Sandra Arenas (COL) 1:35:14   Yanelli Caballero (MEX) 1:35:19
2015   María Guadalupe González (MEX) 1:29:21   Kimberly García (PER) 1:31:13   Mirna Ortiz (GUA) 1:31:31
2017   María Guadalupe González (MEX) 1:28:09   Kimberly García (PER) 1:29:15   Paola Pérez (ECU) 1:30:00

: In 2000, Mara Ibáñez from   Mexico started out of competition and came in second in 1:34:52.

50 kilometres womenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2017   Nair Da Rosa (BRA) 4:39:28   Yoci Caballero (PER) 4:49:45   Susan Randall (USA) 5:02:10

Junior (U-20) men's resultsEdit

10 kilometres men U20Edit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2005   Alex Tapía (PER) 42:11   Robinson Vivar (ECU) 42:27   Yassir Cabrera (PAN) 43:19
2007   Mauricio Arteaga (ECU) 43:49   Yassir Cabrera (PAN) 44:19   Dejaime de Oliveira (BRA) 44:27
2009   Caio Bonfim (BRA) 43:04   Adrian Ochoa (MEX) 43:05   Julián Rendón (COL) 43:57
2011   Eider Arévalo (COL) 40:40   José Montaña (COL) 41:51   Jesús Tadeo (MEX) 42:29
2013   Manuel Esteban Soto (COL) 41:18.6   Erwin González (MEX) 41:26.5   Iván Garrido (COL) 41:32.4
2015   Brayan Fuentes (COL) 41:41   Paolo Yurivilca (PER) 41:45   César Herrera (COL) 42:36

Junior (U-20) women's resultsEdit

10 kilometres women U20Edit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2005   Rachel Lavallée (CAN) 47:37   Maria Michta (USA) 48:03   Verónica Colindres (ESA) 48:06
2007   Maritza Guamán (ECU) 51:24   Leslie Guavita (COL) 51:32   Lauren Forgues (USA) 51:39
2009   Anlly Pineda (COL) 49:50   Erandi Uribe (MEX) 50:50   Adriana Ochoa (MEX) 51:29
2011   Yanelli Caballero (MEX) 47:23   Kimberly García (PER) 49:13   Yuli Capcha (PER) 49:34
2013   Alejandra Ortega (MEX) 49:12.8   Jessica Hancco (PER) 51:30.4   Jessica Tapia (MEX) 51:31.0
2015   Stefany Coronado (BOL) 47:05   Valeria Ortuño (MEX) 47:19   María Montoya (COL) 47:38

List of Records of the Pan American Race Walking CupEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Notes
20 km 1:19:21 hrs Rolando Saquipay   Ecuador May 7, 2005 2005 Lima   Perú [21]
50 km 3:43:52 hrs Miguel Ángel Rodríguez   Mexico April 9, 2000 2000 Poza Rica   México [1]
10 km (Junior Event) 40:40 min Eider Arévalo   Colombia March 26, 2011 2011 Envigado   Colombia

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
10 km (Junior Event) 47:05 Stefany Coronado   Bolivia 9 May 2015 2015 Cup   Arica, Chile [22]
20 km 1:28:09 Lupita González   Mexico 13 May 2017 2017 Cup   Lima, Peru [23]
50 km walk 4:22:57 Evelyn Inga   Peru 21 April 2019 2019 Cup   Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico [24]

Records in defunct eventsEdit

Women's eventsEdit

Event Record Name Nation Date Meet Ref
10 km 45:23 min Graciela Mendoza   Mexico October 3, 1986 1986 Saint Léonard   Canada

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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