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10,000 metres race walk

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World  Paquillo Fernández (ESP) 37:53.09 (2008)
World  Nadezhda Ryashkina (URS) 41:56.23 (1990)

The 10,000 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. 10,000 meters is 6.21 miles.



This distance is not commonly raced at senior competitions but part of junior and youth championships. Top level senior athletics racewalking events typically feature 10 km road distance.

World records

On July 27, 2008, Paquillo Fernández of Spain set a new 10,000 m race walk world record in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in a time of 37:53.09. The all-time women's 10,000 m race-walk record is held by Nadezhda Ryashkina of Soviet Union, at 41:56.23.


  • Correct as of October 2016.
  • Notes

    Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 38:23.50:

  • Paquillo Fernández also walked 38:07.65 (2007), 7.36 (2008), 7.38 (2007).
  • Eiki Takahashi also walked 38:18.51 (2014), 38:21.88 (2016).
  • David Smith also walked 38:20.9 (1985).
  • Ivano Brugnetti also walked 38:23.5 (2004).
  • Women

  • Correct as of October 2016.
  • Notes

  • Gao Hongmiao walked hand timed 41:37.9 (1994) in Beijing but was unrecognised by IAAF.
  • Lyudmyla Olyanovska walked hand timed 41:52.5 (2014) in Mukachevo but was unrecognised by IAAF.
  • Men

  • Correct as of October 2016.
  • Women

  • Correct as of October 2016.
  • References

    10,000 metres race walk Wikipedia