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The 10 kilometres race walk, or 10-kilometer racewalk, is a racewalking event. The 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. 10 kilometers is 6.21 miles.[1]



It was introduced at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm for men, and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona for women.[2] It is no longer an Olympic event for women, having been changed to 20 km in 1999, though it is run in some international competitions.[2][3]

World records

On May 28, 2000, Roman Rasskazov of Russia set a new 10-km race walk world record in Saransk in a time of 37:11.[4] The all-time women's 10-km race-walk record is held by Yelena Nikolayeva of Russia, at 41:04.[5]

U.S. records

On April 20, 2004, Timothy Seaman set the new U.S. 10-km walk record of 39:22.7 in Storetveitmarsje, Norway.[6] On August 7, 1995, Michelle Rohl set the U.S. 10-km walk record of 44:17 in Göteborg, Sweden.[6]

Olympic medalists


Template:Olympic medalists in men's 10 kilometres walk


Template:Olympic medalists in women's 10 kilometres walk

External links


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