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20 kilometres race walk
World  Yusuke Suzuki 1:16:36 (2015)
World  Liu Hong 1:24:38 (2015)

The 20 kilometre race walk is an Olympic athletics event that is competed by both men and women. The racewalking event is competed as a road race. Athletes must always keep in contact with the ground and the supporting leg must remain straight until the raised leg passes it. (20 kilometres is 12.4274 miles)

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World records

The men's world record for the 20 km race walk is held by Yusuke Suzuki, who walked 1:16:36 at the Asian Race Walking Championships in his home town of Nomi, Japan. Suzuki's new World Record came exactly one week after Yohann Diniz's mark who walked a then record time of 1:17:02 in Arles at the 2015 French championships. The women's world record of 1:25:02 was set by Elena Lashmanova, who is currently serving a ban for doping, at the 2012 London Olympics. There are several performances superior to Lashmanova's official record that have never been ratified. On February 27, 2015, Elmira Alembekova bettered the time to 1:24:47 at the Russian Race Walking Championships in Sochi, Russia. That mark is currently pending.

Men

  • Correct as of October 2016.
  • Notes

    Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:18:07:

  • Yohann Diniz also walked 1:17:24 (2015), 1:17:43 (2012)
  • Vladimir Kanaykin also walked 1:17:36 (2007)
  • Paquillo Fern├índez also walked 1:17:52 (2005), 1:18:00 (2003)
  • Valeriy Borchin also walked 1:17:55 (2008)
  • Zhen Wang also walked 1:18:00 (2015)
  • Roman Rasskazov also walked 1:18:07 (2000, 2003)
  • Women

  • Correct as of February 2017.
  • 1 : These times were achieved without the presence of international judges to officiate the competition and/or post-race doping tests, thus making them invalid for world record status. However, they are accepted as personal best marks for those athletes.
  • Notes

    Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:26:17:

  • Elena Lashmanova also walked 1:25:02 (2012), 1:25:18 (2017), 1:25:49 (2013).
  • Olga Kaniskina also walked 1:25:11 (2008), 1:25:42 (2008), 1:25:54 (2016), 1:26:02 (2006).
  • Vera Sokolova also walked 1:25:26 (2009), 1:25:35 (2010), 1:25:38 (2015), 1:26:00 (2013), 1:26:17 (2015).
  • Anisya Kirdyapkina also walked 1:25:26 (2009), 1:25:30 (2008), 1:25:59 (2013).
  • Elmira Alembekova also walked 1:25:27 (2012), 1:26:15 (2015).
  • Olimpiada Ivanova also walked 1:25:41 (2005), 1:26:08 (2000).
  • Liu Hong also walked 1:25:56 (2016), 1:25:46 (2012), 1:26:00 (2012).
  • Tatyana Sibileva also walked 1:26:16 (2008).
  • The following athletes have had their performances (inside 1:26:17) annulled due to doping offense:

    References

    20 kilometres race walk Wikipedia


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