20,000 metres walk
|World||Bernardo Segura (MEX) 1:17:25.6 (1994)|
|World||Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS) 1:26.53.2 (2001)|
The 20,000 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. 20,000 metres is 12.4274 miles.
This distance is not commonly raced at high level international competitions but part of South American Championships in Athletics and individual national championships (f.e. Russia, India, Colombia, Venezuela). Top level senior athletics racewalking events typically feature 20 km road distance.
On May 7, 1994, Bernardo Segura of Mexico set a new 20,000 m race walk world record in Fana in a time of 1:17:25.6. The all-time women's 20,000 m race-walk record is held by Olimpiada Ivanova of Russia, at 1:26:53.2.
All-time top 25 racewalkers outdoor
- Correct as of 15 August 2018.
|1||1:17:25.6 ||Bernardo Segura||Mexico||7 May 1994||Fana|
|2||1:18:35.2||Stefan Johansson||Sweden||15 May 1992||Fana|
|3||1:18.40.0||Ernesto Canto||Mexico||5 May 1994||Fana|
|4||1:19:18.3||Ronald Weigel||Germany||26 May 1990||Fana|
|5||1:19:22.5||Aleksey Pershin||Russia||7 May 1988||Fana|
|6||1:19:24.1||Walter Arena||Italy||26 May 1990||Fana|
|7||1:19:42.0||Yohann Diniz||France||25 May 2014||Bogny-sur-Meuse|
|8||1:19:48.1||Nathan Deakes||Australia||4 September 2001||Brisbane|
|9||1:19:52.0||Robert Korzeniowski||Poland||4 September 2001||Brisbane|
|10||1:19:54.0||Pavol Blazek||Slovakia||26 May 1990||Fana|
|11||1:20:06.8||Daniel Bautista||Mexico||17 October 1979||Montréal|
|12||1:20:11.72||Li Gaobo||China||2 November 2007||Wuhan|
|13||1:20:12.3||Nick A'Hern||Australia||8 May 1993||Fana|
|14||1:20:22.52||Gurmeet Singh||India||3 February 2012||Bhubaneswar|
|15||1:20:23.8||Andrés Chocho||Ecuador||5 June 2011||Buenos Aires|
|16||1:20:24.4||Li Mingcai||China||15 March 1992||Jinan|
|17||1:20:24.6||Li Zewen||China||24 October 1995||Nanjing|
|18||1:20:31.5||Chen Shaoguo||China||15 March 1992||Jinan|
|19||1:20:35.4||Mao Xinyuan||China||15 March 1992||Jinan|
|20||1:20:36.6||Gustavo Restrepo||Colombia||5 June 2011||Buenos Aires|
|21||1:20:36.7||Erling Andersen||Norway||5 May 1984||Fana|
|Ernesto Canto||Mexico||26 May 1990||Fana|
|23||1:20:37.8||Valdas Kazlauskas||Lithuania||16 September 1983||Moskva|
|24||1:20:40.3||Wang Yinhang||China||24 October 1995||Nanjing|
|25||1:20:41.6||Yevgeniy Misyulya||Belarus||26 April 1986||Fana|
Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:20:41.6:
- Nick A'Hern also walked 1:20:18.5 (1990).
- Correct as of May 2019.
|1||1:26:53.2||Olimpiada Ivanova||Russia||6 September 2001||Brisbane|
|2||1:27:49.3||Yelena Nikolayeva||Russia||6 September 2001||Brisbane|
|3||1:29:32.4||Song Hongjuan||China||24 October 2003||Changsha|
|4||1:29:36.4||Susana Feitor||Portugal||21 July 2001||Lisboa|
|5||1:30:48.3||Rossella Giordano||Italy||4 August 2000||Almada|
|6||1:30:52.0||Karla Jaramillo||Ecuador||25 May 2019||Lima|||
|7||1:31:02.25||Sandra Arenas||Colombia||13 June 2015||Lima|||
|8||1:31:06.6||Jiang Jing||China||24 October 2003||Changsha|
|9||1:31:16.18||Liu Hong||China||1 November 2007||Wuhan|
|10||1:31:18.79||Song Xiaoling||China||1 November 2007||Wuhan|
|11||1:31:19.2||Maribel Goncalves||Portugal||31 July 2004||Lisboa|
|12||1:31:23.7||Inês Henriques||Portugal||31 July 2004||Lisboa|
|13||1:31:43.5||Marina Smyslova||Russia||25 September 2004||Izhevsk|
|14||1:31:47.95||Bo Yanmin||China||1 November 2007||Wuhan|
|15||1:31:49.5||Alena Zenkova||Russia||25 September 2004||Izhevsk|
|16||1:31:52.30||Wang Shanshan||China||1 November 2007||Wuhan|
|17||1:31:53.8||Mirna Ortíz||Guatemala||8 August 2014||Ciudad de Guatemala|
|18||1:31:58.9||Lyudmila Arkhipova||Russia||25 September 2004||Izhevsk|
|19||1:32:09.4||Ingrid Hernández||Colombia||5 June 2011||Buenos Aires|
|20||1:32:15.1||Tatyana Sibileva||Russia||25 September 2004||Izhevsk|
|21||1:32:17.6||Milángela Rosales||Venezuela||5 June 2011||Buenos Aires|
|22||1:32:19.71||Hie Jingjing||China||1 November 2007||Wuhan|
|23||1:32:21.59||Maria Michta-Coffey||United States||22 June 2018||Des Moines|
|24||1:32:22.4||Eva Pérez||Spain||6 September 2001||Brisbane|
|25||1:32:26.0 (ht)||Paola Pérez||Ecuador||24 June 2017||Asunción|||
Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:32:26.0:
All-time top racewalkers indoor
|1||1:20:40.0 OT||Ronald Weigel||East Germany||27 January 1980||Senftenberg|
- "Kilometers to Miles Conversion Calculator and Table – Convert Kilometers (km) to Miles". Retrieved October 19, 2016.
- "All-time men's best 20000m track walk". alltime-athletics.com. August 15, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
- actually 1:17:25.5 but ratified as 1:17:25.6
- "All-time women's best 20000m track race-walk". alltime-athletics.com. September 19, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
- Eduardo Biscayart (May 26, 2019). "Romani wins shot put on second day of South American Championships". IAAF. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
- "Récord Sudamericano de Lorena Arenas". CONSUDATLE. June 13, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
- "20000m Race Walk Results". resultadosonline.org. June 24, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2017.