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Feature23 Jul 2020

Athletes rely on resourcefulness as coronavirus continues to impact South American athletics

The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting every corner of the world and South America is no exception. All activities in the region have been virtually paralyzed since the last event was held in Bragança Paulista, Brazil on 14 March. There, Darlan Romani, the area record holder in the shot put, the fourth place finisher at the 2019 World Championships and one of South America’s best athletes, reached 21.52m.

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Report22 Oct 2019

Karlstrom and De Sena claim individual titles in Suzhou

Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom confirmed his favourite status to dominate the men’s race with three straight victories at the Around Taihu International Race Walking competition while Brazil’s Erica de Sena rallied to take the women’s individual title at the last leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge that concluded in the Chinese city of Suzhou on Tuesday (22).

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Report21 Apr 2019

Karlstrom and De Sena dominate 20km at IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Mexico

Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom achieved a historic win while Brazil’s Erica de Sena confirmed her favourite status as they dominated the 20km on the opening day of the 2019 Pan American Race Walking Cup in the south-eastern city of Lazaro Cardenas for the fifth leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge on Saturday (20).

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Report03 Jun 2017

Martin and De Sena take the spoils in La Coruña

Reigning European U-23 silver medallist Álvaro Martín took an emphatic win at the XXXI Gran Premio Cantones de La Coruña 2017, the Spanish leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge, on Saturday (3).

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Report20 Mar 2017

Maiden challenge victories for Dunfee, Thorne and De Sena in Monterrey

Benjamin Thorne and Evan Dunfee made it a Canadian double and joined Brazil’s Erica de Sena as they all enjoyed their first victories at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Monterrey on Sunday (19).

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Previews10 Mar 2017

Gonzalez starts Race Walking Challenge title defence at home in Ciudad Juarez

Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez will start the defence of her IAAF Race Walking Challenge title on home soil as the 10-race Series continues Sunday (12) in Ciudad Juarez, north of Mexico.

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Previews06 Aug 2016

Preview: women’s 20km race walk – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

World champion Liu Hong has been unbeaten since March 2015, making the world record-holder the big favourite for the women’s 20km race walk in Rio.

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Feature09 Jul 2016

Chocho and de Sena look to walk their way into history in Rio

There are not many husband-and-wife teams in the history of the Olympics that return with a medal each - but Andres Chocho and Erica de Sena plan to join the elite group in Rio.

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Report03 Apr 2016

Chocho and de Sena shine at South American Race Walking Cup in Guayaquil

Ecuador’s Andres Chocho produced the best result of the 2016 edition of the South American Race Walking Cup, which took place on the streets of Guayaquil on Sunday (3).

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News13 Feb 2016

2016 IAAF Race Walking Challenge – one week to go

The 14th edition of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge starts in the Australian city of Adelaide in barely a week’s time on Sunday 21 February and is just one of 11 chances for the top athletes to accumulate points and possibly get a share of the huge $200,000 prize money pot.

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Report06 Jun 2015

Liu breaks 20km race walk world record in La Coruna

China’s Liu Hong broke the women’s 20km race walk world record* with 1:24:38 at the Gran Premio Cantones de Marcha – the Spanish leg of the 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge in La Coruna – on Saturday (6).

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Report12 Apr 2014

Drahotova and Toth warm up for World Race Walking Cup with wins in Podebrady

Czech Republic’s rising home star Anezka Drahotova, who is still a junior, and Slovakia’s experienced Matej Toth took the honours at the Podebrady 2014 meeting on Saturday (12), the eighth of this year’s 12 events which count towards the 2014 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.

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