What is the world record for the 50 km walk?

50 kilometres race walk

Athletics 50 kilometre race walk
Men Yohann Diniz 3:32:33 (2014)
Women Liang Rui 4:04:36 (2018)
Olympic records
Men Jared Tallent 3:36:53 (2012)

How fast do Olympic power walkers walk?

Power walkers reach a maximum comfortable walking pace of about 5.7 mph. Race walking is done competitively, and national-class male race walkers cover a 20-kilometer — 12.5-mile — race in approximately one hour and 30-minutes.

How far is the longest Olympic men’s race walking event?

As at every Olympic Games since Los Angeles in 1932, the men’s 50km race walk has taken the prize as the longest race at the competition. In terms of miles, the men’s race walk covers a distance of 31, some five miles longer than the marathon.

Is race walking harder than running?

The differences between track and racewalking are quite different. “Racewalking is 100 times harder than running. When you run the harder you push yourself the harder you breath, and the more you tired you become. When you racewalk you don’t really get to breath as hard because your body gives up on you before that.

Who is the fastest walker?

20 km

Mark Athlete Nationality
1:16:43 1 Sergey Morozov Russia
1:17:02 Yohann Diniz France
1:17:16 Vladimir Kanaykin Russia
1:17:21 Jefferson Pérez Ecuador

What is the longest race in Olympics?

The longest running race on the Olympic programme, the marathon covers 26 miles 385 yards (42.195km).

Is race Walking harder than running?

Is Race Walking bad for your body?

Race walking utilises several muscle groups of the body, which makes it a great exercise to achieve weight loss goals and overall fitness. Walking promotes muscle toning, increases endurance and helps you burn more calories along with enhancing cardiovascular strength.

What’s the world record for a 50 kilometre race walk?

Yohann Diniz, world record holder. The 50 kilometre race walk is an Olympic athletics event. 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. Fifty kilometres is approximately 31 miles.

Is the 50 km race in the Olympics for women?

Women have never commonly competed internationally over 50 km, thus it has never been proposed as an Olympic event – as of 2012 it remains the only event on the Olympic athletics programme in which men compete, but women do not have an equivalent. The 50 km is also the longest distance race for an Olympic athletics event.

How many race walking events are there in the Olympics?

There are three race walking events in the current Olympic athletics programme: a men’s and a women’s 20 kilometres walk, and a men’s 50 kilometres walk.

Is the 50km race walk illegal in the Olympics?

Men’s racewalk. Walker at right appears to be illegal in that both feet are off the ground, but an infraction is only committed when loss of contact is visible to the human eye. The 50 kilometre race walk is an Olympic athletics event. The racewalking event is competed as a road race.