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.
It was introduced at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm for men, and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona for women. 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.
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. The all-time women's 10-km race-walk record is held by Yelena Nikolayeva of Russia, at 41:04.
On April 20, 2004, Timothy Seaman set the new U.S. 10-km walk record of 39:22.7 in Storetveitmarsje, Norway. On August 7, 1995, Michelle Rohl set the U.S. 10-km walk record of 44:17 in Göteborg, Sweden.
- ↑ Kilometers to Miles Conversion Calculator and Table – Convert Kilometers (km) to Miles. Retrieved on February 28, 2013.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Peter Matthews (March 22, 2012). Historical Dictionary of Track and Field. http://books.google.com/books?id=kh97OBEUTn4C&pg=PA77&dq=10-kilometer+race+walk+%22world+record%22+women&hl=en&sa=X&ei=bSoyUffJMrGp0AGlx4HYCw&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=10-kilometer%20race%20walk%20%22world%20record%22%20women&f=false. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
- ↑ Peter Matthews (March 22, 2012). Historical Dictionary of Track and Field. http://books.google.com/books?id=kh97OBEUTn4C&pg=PA77&dq=10-kilometer+race+walk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=WiQyUaWyOsGB0AH9zoHQAw&ved=0CF0Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=10-kilometer%20race%20walk&f=false. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
- ↑ All-time men's best 10 km road walk. www.alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved on 2 March 2013.
- ↑ All-time women's best 10000m road race-walk. www.alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved on 2 March 2013.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Statistics – Records. USATF (January 17, 2012). Retrieved on March 2, 2013.
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