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