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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

2005 10th IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Men's 50km Race Walk

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Dates: 6–14 August 2005
Nations participating: 196
Athletes participating: 1,891
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
The results showing the splits for the race told a very simple story. At every 5Km mark except one, the leader was Kirdyapkin. At 5Km – reached in 22:16 – a group of 11 were together. This had shrunk to three – all Russians – by 10Km (44:12). The pace kept increasing with Voyevodin and Kirdyapkin together at 20Km (1:28:02). By 30Km (2:11:47) Kirdyapkin was 26 seconds clear, and the screw was still turning. Kirdyapkin’s fourth 10Km section was covered in 42:52 (sub3:35 pace), before he let up slightly with a 43:29 over the last fifth of the race. Voyevodin finished more than three minutes back, holding off the 20 year-old Schwazer, the youngest medallist in the history of the event. Of the top four, only Voyevodin failed to set a personal best.
 The Men's 50 km race walk at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held on August 12 in the streets of Helsinki with the goal line situated in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.
 
  50km Race Walk 12 August
  Final

Event Report - Men 50km Race Walk

Kirdyapkin walks tall

Sergey Kirdyapkin did what has seemed impossible before in an event of such distance and demanding such endurance as the 50km Walk: the Russian decided the competition by making a move before the 10km point and was able to keep his fast pace through to the finish, taking the gold medal and bettering his personal best by more than three minutes in his first major competition.

Kirdyapkin’s 3hr 38min 08sec, a little more than two minutes slower than Robert Korzeniowski’s world record set in the Paris World Championships in 2003. Kirdyapkin's more experienced countryman, Aleksey Voyevodin, the bonze medallist at the Athens Olympics, took the silver, more than three minutes behind Kirdyapkin. Alex Schwarzer took a surprising bronze medal, setting the Italian national record with his 3:41:54.

Trond Nymark (NOR) was fourth in another national record of 3:44:04 and Zhao Chengliang (CHN), who occupied the third spot in the race for a long time, finished fifth in 3:44:45.

Even before the race, it was clear that there will be a new champion. The commanding figure of Robert Korzeniowski was not missed for long, though. Korzeniowski, who won the last two editions of the World Championships and a bunch of other gold medals in big competitions including the Olympics in Athens last summer, saw that he might already have a successor in the making.

Kirdyapkin sped away from the others before the 5km point was reached. Although he was quite quickly caught after his first attempt to breakaway, he was always determined to move early and he finally was able to make his decisive strike after 9km.

Three Russians, Kirdyapkin, Voyevodin and Vladimir Kanaykin had a gap of about 10 seconds before three Chinese, Zhao, Xing Shucai, Han Yucheng and two Latvians, Aigars Fadejevs and Modris Liepins, when the 10km point was reached.

After this, the race was just about the Russians, with Kirdyapkin trying move away from the others at a much faster pace than in the start. The walk started with 22min per 5km pace, but Kirdyapkin went close to 21min/5km clockings in the later part of the competition.

Of the Russians, Kanayakin got disqualified before the 20km point and the Latvians were dropped, too, with Fadejevs also disqualified early. At halfway, there were only five walkers left at the top with Russians Kirdyapkin and Voyevodin leading side by side followed by three Chinese.

Zhao was the only one of the Chinese actually keeping up with the Russians, and after 30km both Xing and Han were in big trouble dropping behind quickly.

Kirdyapkin just continued to walk faster also leaving Voyevodin almost two minutes behind him at 40km point. Zhao was already almost three minutes behind in third place with the main group moving closer to him lead by Trond Nymark (NOR), Jesus Angel Garcia (ESP) and Schwarzer.

Schwarzer finally caught Zhao with 7km, or just over three laps of the 2km race loop to go, with Nymark following closely behind and taking fourth place.

1 Sergey Kirdyapkin RUS 18 Jun 80 3.38.08
2 Aleksey Voyevodin RUS 9 Aug 70 3.41.25
3 Alex Schwazer ITA 26 Dec 84 3.41.54
4 Trond Nymark NOR 28 Dec 76 3.44.04
5 Zhao Chengliang CHN 1 Jun 84 3.44.45
6 Omar Zepeda MEX 8 Jul 77 3.49.01
7 Roman Magdziarczyk POL 5 Jul 77 3.49.55
8 Yuki Yamazaki JPN 16 Jan 84 3.51.15
9 Horacio Nava MEX 20 Jan 82 3.53.57
10 Peter Korčok SVK 12 Aug 74 3.55.02
11 Tim Berrett CAN 23 Jan 65 3.55.48
12 Julio Martínez GUA 27 Sep 73 3.57.56
13 Marco De Luca ITA 12 May 81 3.58.32
14 Denis Langlois FRA 10 Oct 68 3.59.31
15 Ken Akashi JPN 6 Nov 76 3.59.35
16 Kim Dong-Young KOR 6 Mar 80 4.01.25
17 Modris Liepiņš LAT 3 Aug 66 4.01.54
18 Miloš Bátovský SVK 26 May 79 4.05.44
19 Sergey Korepanov KAZ 9 May 64 4.06.23
20 Pedro Martins POR 12 Jan 68 4.08.12
21 Antti Kempas FIN 3 Oct 80 4.10.30
22 Jorge Costa POR 20 Mar 61 4.22.17
23 Phillip Dunn USA 12 Jun 71 4.25.27
Fredrik Svensson SWE 10 Sep 73 DQ
Craig Barrett NZL 16 Nov 71 DQ
Jesús Ángel García ESP 17 Oct 69 DQ
Jani Lehtinen FIN 23 Feb 74 DQ
Aleksandar Raković SRB 13 Apr 68 DQ
Viktar Ginko BLR 7 Dec 65 DQ
Miloš Holuša CZE 2 May 65 DQ
Aigars Fadejevs LAT 27 Dec 75 DQ
Mikel Odriozola ESP 25 May 73 DQ
Grzegorz Sudoł POL 28 Aug 78 DQ
Vladimir Kanaykin RUS 21 Mar 85 DQ
Diego Cafagna ITA 9 Jul 75 DQ
Miguel Solís MEX 29 Sep 70 DQ
Yohann Diniz FRA 1 Jan 78 DQ
Han Yucheng CHN 16 Dec 78 DNF
Xing Shucai CHN 4 Aug 84 DNF
Oleksiy Kazanin UKR 22 May 82 DNF
Rafał Fedaczyński POL 3 Dec 80 DNF
Andrei Stsepanchuk BLR 12 Jun 79 DNF
Sérgio Galdino BRA 7 May 69 DNF
Luis García GUA 13 Sep 74 DNF

12 AUG 2005 11:35 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 230 Jesús Ángel García ESP ESP 3:39:54 3:48:19
2 484 Alex Schwazer ITA ITA 3:49:42 3:49:42
3 154 Shucai Xing CHN CHN 3:37:58 3:37:58
4 77 Andrey Stepanchuk BLR BLR 3:51:40 3:51:40
5 144 Yucheng Han CHN CHN 3:36:20 3:36:20
6 294 Jani Lehtinen FIN FIN 3:59:31  
7 877 Peter Korcok SVK SVK 3:51:09 3:51:30
8 889 Fredrik Svensson SWE SWE 3:53:46 3:57:16
9 643 Horació Nava MEX MEX 3:59:26 3:59:26
10 328 Denis Langlois FRA FRA 3:47:31 3:47:31
11 460 Diego Cafagna ITA ITA 3:55:18 3:55:18
12 598 Modris Liepinš LAT LAT 3:47:48 4:06:26
13 701 Craig Barrett NZL NZL 3:48:05 3:58:39
14 466 Marco De Luca ITA ITA 3:55:30 3:55:30
15 742 Grzegorz Sudol POL POL 3:49:09  
16 650 Omar Zepeda MEX MEX 3:50:17 3:50:17
17 695 Trond Nymark NOR NOR 3:44:55 3:46:05
18 596 Aigars Fadejevs LAT LAT 3:43:18  
19 311 Yohann Diniz FRA FRA 3:45:17 3:45:17
20 241 Mikel Odriozola ESP ESP 3:41:47 3:41:47
21 842 Aleksandar Rakovic SCG SCG 3:48:01 3:57:30
22 424 Luis García GUA GUA 3:53:31 3:58:22
23 515 Ken Akashi JPN JPN 3:54:11 3:59:11
24 746 Jorge Costa POR POR 3:55:31 4:07:52
25 941 Oleksiy Kazanin UKR UKR 3:56:44 3:56:44
26 548 Yuki Yamazaki JPN JPN 3:50:39 3:50:39
27 72 Viktar Ginko BLR BLR 3:42:20 3:55:22
28 837 Aleksey Voyevodin RUS RUS 3:38:01 3:41:03
29 726 Roman Magdziarczyk POL POL 3:44:53  
30 550 Sergey Korepanov KAZ KAZ 3:39:22  
31 813 Sergey Kirdyapkin RUS RUS 3:41:11 3:41:11
32 288 Antti Kempas FIN FIN 3:59:01 3:59:01
33 749 Pedro Martins POR POR 3:55:29 4:03:09
34 980 Phillip Dunn USA USA 3:56:13 4:15:52
35 578 Dong-young Kim KOR KOR 3:58:00  
36 425 Julio René Martínez GUA GUA 3:56:19  
37 124 Tim Berrett CAN CAN 3:50:21  
38 646 Miguel Solis MEX MEX 3:54:24 3:54:24
39 721 Rafał Fedaczyński POL POL 3:56:13 3:56:13
40 872 Miloš Bátovský SVK SVK 3:54:08 3:54:49
41 105 Sérgio Galdino BRA BRA 3:58:58  
42 189 Miloš Holuša CZE CZE 3:49:08 4:03:42
43 157 Chengliang Zhao CHN CHN 3:38:56 3:38:56
44 811 Vladimir Kanaykin RUS RUS 3:40:40 3:40:40

 

 

 

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