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THE RACE WALKING ASSOCIATION

WORLD, CONTINENTAL, COMMONWEALTH AND NATIONAL RECORDS

World and continental records, season's best, etc., for all events may be found in the I.A.A.F. statistics section: click HERE
 
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World European Asian African
NCAC South American Oceanian Commonwealth
British
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Northern Ireland Scotland
Wales Isle of Man
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In the following table, distances are given in metres for track events and kilometres for road events
 

World Records ­ – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
20,000m 1:17:25·6 Bernardo Segura Mexico Bergen 7/5/1994
20k 1:17:16
1:16:43 *
Vladimir Kanaykin
Sergey Morozov
Russia
Russia
Saransk
Saransk
29/9/2007
8/6/2008
30,000m 2:01:44·1 Maurizio Damilano Italy Cuneo 3/10/1992
50,000m
3:35:27·2
Yohan Deniz
France
Rheims
12/3/2011
50k 3:34:14
Denis Nizhegorodov
Russia
Cheboksary
11/5/2008
5,000m Indoors
18:07·08
Mikhail Shchennikov
Russia
Moscow
14/2/1995
* Not ratified: inadequate conditions

World Records ­– Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 41:56·23 Nadezhda Ryashkina U.S.S.R.
Seattle 24/7/1990
20,000m 1:26:52·3 Olimpiada Ivanova Russia Brisbane 6/9/2001
20k 1:25:41 Olimpiada Ivanova Russia Helsinki 7/8/2005

1:25:02*
Elena Lashmanova
Russia
London
11/8/2012
        to be ratified
1:25:08
Vera Sokolova
Russia
Sochi
27/2/2011
3,000m Indoors
11:40·33
Claudia Stef
Romania
Bucharest
20/1/1999
* Awaiting ratification

World Records ­– Junior Men

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 38:46·4 Viktor Burayev Russia Moscow 20/5/2000
10k
37:44
Zhen Wang
China
Beijing
18/9/2010

World Records ­– Junior Women

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 43:11·34 Vera Sokolova Russia Kaunas 21/7/2005
         to be ratified
42:43
Svetlana Vasilyeva
Russia
Sochi
27/2/2011
10k 41:57 Gao Hongmiao China Beijing 8/9/1993

World Best ­ – Youths

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 39:47·20
Ding Chen
China
Bydgoszcz
11/7/2008

World Best ­– Girls

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
5,000m 20:28·05 Tatyana Kalmykova
Russia Ostrava
12/7/2007

European Records ­ – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
20,000m 1:18:35·2 Stefan Johansson Sweden Bergen 15/5/1992
20k 1:17:16 Vladimir Kanaykin
Russia
Saransk
29/9/2007
30,000m 2:01:44·1 Maurizio Damilano Italy Cuneo 3/10/1992
50,000m
3:35:27·2
Yohan Deniz
France
Rheims
12/3/2011
50k 3:34:14 Denis Nizhegorodov
Russia
Cheboksary
11/5/2008

European Records ­– Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 41:56·23 Nadezhda Ryashkina U.S.S.R. Seattle 24/7/1990
20,000m 1:26:52·3 Olimpiada Ivanova Russia Brisbane 6/9/2001
20k 1:25:41 Olimpiada Ivanova Russia Helsinki 7/8/2005
     to be ratified
1:25:08
Vera Sokolova
Russia
Sochi
27/2/2011

African Records – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 47:32·6 Nicolene Cronje
South Africa
Pretoria
19/3/2005
20,000m
1:36:18·3
Nicolene Cronje
South Africa
Durban
17/4/2004
20k 1:34:19 Grace Wanjiru Niue
Kenya
Nairobi
1/8/2010

African Records – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
20,000m
1:22:51·84
Hatem Ghoula
Tunisia
Leutkirch
8/9/1994
20k 1:19:02 Hatem Ghoula
Tunisia
Eisenhüttenstadt
2/11/2007
30.000m
2:19:21·4
Hatem Ghoula
Tunisia
Reims
12/3/2011
50,000m
4:21:44·5
Abdelouahed Ferguene
Algeria
Toulouse
25/3/1984
50k
3:58:44
Hatem Ghoula
Tunisia
Santa Eularia des Riu
4/3/2007

Asian Records – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 42:30·13 Gao Hongmiao
China
Nanjing
24/10/1995
20,000m
1:29:32·4
Song Hongjuan
China
Changsha
24/10/2003
20k 1:26:22 Yan Wang
China
Guangzhou
19/11/2001

Asian Records – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
20,000m
1:20:11·8
Li Gaobo
China
Changsha
8/9/1994
20k
1:17:41
Zhu Hongjun
China
Cixi
23/4/2005
50,000m
3:48:13·7
Zhao Yongshen
China
Bergen
7/5/1994
50k
3:36:06
Yu Chaohong
China
Nanjing
22/10/2005

North and Central America and Caribbean Records – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 44:16·21 Cristina López
El Salvador
San Salvador
13/7/2007
20,000m
1:33:28·2
Teresa Vaill
U.S.A.
Carson
25/6/2005
20k 1:30:03 Maria Graciela Mendoza
Mexico
Mézidon-Canon
25/5/1999

North and Central America and Caribbean Records – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
20,000m
1:17:25·6
Bernardo Segura
Mexico
Bergen
7/5/1994
20k
1:17:46
Julio René Martínez
Guatemala
Eisenhütenstadt
8/5/1999
30.000m
2:04:55·7
Guillaume Leblanc
Canada
Sept-Iles
16/9/1990
50,000m
3:41:38·4
Raul González
Mexico
Bergen
23/5/2979
50k
3:41:20
Raul González
Mexico
Podebrady
11/6/1978

South American Records – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 45:59·95 Geovana Irusta
Bolivia
Rio de Janeiro
20/5/2000
20,000m
1:32:09·4
Ingrid Hernández
Colombia
Buenos Aires
5/6/2011
20k 1:31:25 Miriam Ramón
Ecuador
Lima
7/5/2005

South American Records – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
20,000m
1:20:23·8
Andrés Chocho
Ecuador
Buenos Aires
5/6/2011
20k
1:17:21
Jefferson Pérez
Ecuador
Paris
23/8/2003
50,000m
3:57:58·0
Cláudio dos Santos
Brazil
Blumenau
20/9/2008
50k
3:52:07
Xavier Moreno
Ecuador
Rio de Janeiro
28/7/2007

Oceanian Records – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 41:57·22 Kerry Saxby-Junna
Australia Seattle 24/7/1990
20,000m 1:33:40·2 Kerry Saxby-Junna
Australia Brisbane 6/9/2001
20k 1:27:44 Jane Saville
Australia
Naumburg
2/5/2004

Oceanian Records – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
20,000m
1:19:48·1
Nathan Deakes
Australia
Brisbane
4/9/2001
20k
1:17:33
Nathan Deakes
Australia
Cixi
23/4/2005
50,000m
3:43:50·0
Simon Baker
Australia
Melbourne
9/9/1990
50k
3:35:47
Nathan Deakes
Australia
Geelong
2/12/2006


Commonwealth Records ­ – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
20,000m 1:19:48·1 Nathan Deakes Australia Brisbane 4/9/2001
20k 1:17:33 Nathan Deakes Australia Cixi 23/4/2005
30,000m 2:04:55·7 Guillaume Leblanc Canada Quebec 21/6/1981
50,000m 3:43:50·0 Simon Baker Australia Melbourne 9/9/1981
50k 3:35:47 Nathan Deakes Australia Geelong 2/12/2006

Commonwealth Records ­ – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Country Venue Date
10,000m 41:57·22 Kerry Saxby-Junna Australia Seattle 24/7/1990
20,000m 1:33:40·2 Kerry Saxby-Junna Australia Brisbane 6/9/2001
20k 1:27:44 Jane Saville Australia Naumburg 2/5/2004

British Records ­ – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
20,000m 1:23:26·4 Ian McCombie Fana 26/5/1990
30,000m 2:19:18·0 Chris Maddocks Birmingham 22/9/1984
50,000m 4:05:44·6 Paul Blagg Fana 26/5/1990
2 hours 26,037m Ron Wallwork Blackburn 31/7/1971
5,000m indoors  19:22·29  Martin Rush Birmingham 8/2/1992

British Records ­ – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
5,000m 21:42·51 Lisa Kehler Birmingham 13/7/2002
10,000m 45:09·57 Lisa Kehler Birmingham 13/8/2000
20k
1:31:33
Johanna Jackson
Beijimg
21/8/2008
3,000m indoors  13:08·64 Niobe Menéndez Cardiff 2/2/2002

British Records ­ – Junior Men

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
10,000m 41:52·13 Darrell Stone Sitard 7/8/1987

British Records ­ – Junior Women

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
5,000m 22:36·81 Vicky Lupton Espoo 15/6/1991

Records for the "Home Countries"

England ­ – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
10,000m 40:06·65 Ian McCombie Jarrow 4/6/1989
20,000m 1:23:26·4 Ian McCombie Fana 26/5/1990
20k 1:22:03 Ian McCombie Seoul 23/9/1988
50k 3:51:37 Chris Maddocks Burrator 28/10/1990


England ­ – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
5,000m 21:42·51 Lisa Kehler Birmingham 13/7/2002
10,000m 45:09·57 Lisa Kehler Birmingham 13/8/2000
20,000m 1:56:59·7 Cath Duhig Loughborough 21/10/1995
20k 1:31:33 Johanna Jackson
Beijing 21/8/2008
50k 4:50:51 Sandra Brown Basildon 13/7/1991

Northern Ireland ­ – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
10,000m 47:37·6 David Smyth Bournemouth 26/4/1970
20k  1:39:01 David Smyth Cardiff ?/7/1967
50k 4:45:58 David Smyth Bristol 3/5/1969

Northern Ireland ­ – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
3000m
15:47·5  (subject to ratification)
Emma Doherty
Antrim
8/6/2008

Scotland – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
10,000m 41:13·65 Martin Bell Cardiff 22/7/1995
20,000m 1:38:53·6 Alan Buchanan Brighton 6/7/1975
20k 1:25:42 Martin Bell Lancaster 9/5/1992
50k 4:13:18 Graham White Stockport 27/6/1998

Scotland ­ – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
5,000m 23:22·52 Verity Snook Horsham 19/6/1994
10,000m 47:10·07 Verity Snook Horsham 19/6/1993
20k 1:36:40 Sara-Jane Cattermole Perth 4/3/2000

Wales ­ – Senior Men

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
10,000m 41:13·62 Steve Barry Crystal Palace 19/6/1982
20,000m 1:26:22 Steve Barry Brighton 28/6/1981
20k 1:22:51 Steve Barry Douglas 26/2/1983
50k 4:11:59 Bob Dobson Lassing 22/10/1981

Wales ­ – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
5,000m 24:32·92 Karen Nipper Lyngby 21/7/1984
10,000m 51:00·0 Karen Nipper Leicester 21/2/1981

Isle of Man – Senior Men
For other Manx statistics, click HERE

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
10,000m 45:17·0 Steve Partington
Bedford
28/7/1985
20,000m 1:40:33
Tim Baker
Leicester
1/12/1984
50,000m
4:29:04
Graham Young
Hendon
7/5/1978
20k 1:29:01 Steve Partington
Thamesmead
11/5/1985
50k
4:17:40
Steve Partington
Dublin
26/6/2005

Isle of Man – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
5,000m 22:41·19 Cal Partington
Birmingham 16/7/1995
10,000m 48:20·0 Cal Partington
Bolton 7/5/1994
20k 1:44:54 Cal Partington
York
23/3/2002
50k 5:13:03 Irene Corlett
Manx End-to-End
29/4/1984

Guernsey – Senior Men
For Other Guernsey statistics, click HERE

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
10,000m 45:48·6 John Moullin
Brighton
22/7/1973
20,000m 1:39:52 Len Duquemin
Brighton
1/7/1972
50,000m
4:50:49
Len Duquemin
Southend
10/10/1971
20k 1:33:01 Robert Elliott
North Side
10/6/1982
50k 4:28:08
John Moullin
Dunkirk
20/5/1973

Guernsey – Senior Women

Distance Time Holder Venue Date
5,000m 33:44 Rose Drückes
Osmond Priaulx
9/8/1998

32:43*
Rose Drückes
Osmond Priaulx
15/8/1999
10,000m 61:38 Jenny Tostevin
Osmond Priaulx
7/7/1985
20k 2:15:21
Rose Drückes
North Side
14/5/1995

2:02:16*
Katrine Thomson
Les Amarreurs
29/6/2008
* Not ratified: insufficient judges


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