50km World Championships 2019 (Men and Women)
5th October 2019
The hot and hunmid conditions played havoc with many athletes.
Sadly, British Centurion Dom King was Dq'd.
from Race Walking Record (UK)– September 2019
Japan’s Yusuke Suzuki and China’s Rui Liang won the world 50km race walk titles. Racing in challenging hot and humid conditions on the Corniche Promenade, Doha.
Men: Making his intention clear from the start, world 20km race walk record-holder Suzuki became the first Japanese race walker to win a world title, claiming victory in4:04:20 ahead of Joao Vieira of Portugal, who clocked 4:04:59, and Evan Dunfee of Canada, who finished strongly for third in 4:05:02.
At the age of 43 and at his 11th world championships, Vieira becomes the oldest medallist in the history of the event.
Defending champion Yohann Diniz had looked to challenge in the early stages but later was among several athletes to drop out.
Ireland’s Brendan Boyce was sixth in 4:07:46, while Spain’s 49-year- old Jesus Angel Garcia was eighth in 4:11:28 as he raced at a record 13th world championships.
Dominic King and Cameron Corbishley were disqualified after each receiving four red cards having served a five minute penalty in the penalty zone
Women: Former world record-holder Rui Liang won in 4:23:26 ahead
of her compatriot Maocuo Li in 4:26:40 and Italy’s European record-holder Eleonora Giorgi in 4:29:13.
Portugal’s defending champion Ines Henriques was among those to drop out andUkraine’s Olena Sobchuk claimed fourth place in 4:33:38.