World record by María Pérez at 35 kilometres and Spanish-Italian dominance. That was the European Race Walking Team Championships in Poděbrady, on warm Sunday of 21 May.
María Peréz became the world record 35-kilometre holder at the European Athletics Race Walking Team Championships in Poděbrady with a time of 2:37:15. The 27-year old Spaniard surpassed the performance of the Peruvian Kimberly García León from the Dudince meeting two months ago by 29 seconds. After a silver medal at ERWTCH two years ago in Poděbrady and fourth place at the Olympics, Pérez added her greatest accolade.
Official training, test races, opening ceremony, these were the main points of the day before the European Race Walking Team Championships in Poděbrady.
After two years, spa town of Poděbrady is again the host of a big athletics festival. At the weekend European Race Walking Team Championships, we can look forward to a number of medallists from the Olympic Games, World and continental championships. The Czech representatives will also want to perform their best in front of the home audience.
Before the European Race Walking Team Championships, the Czech Athletic Federation announced a creative competition for primary and kindergarten schools in Poděbrady, the main theme of which is walking. Each school could thus jointly create and present their art work in the form of drawings or spatial objects. The announcement will take place in the Fan Zone of the championships on Sunday at 3 p.m.
There are less than two weeks left until the start of the European Race Walking Team Championships in Poděbrady, and the home team has also revealed its nomination. The Czech Republic will be represented by seven athletes.
In less than a month, the spa city of Poděbrady hosts the European Race Walking Cup after two years again. Perseus Karlström of Sweden and Greek Antigoni Ntrismpiotti will try to defend the victories from the last series.
On Sunday, May 21, the top continental walking event will return to Poděbrady. The second edition of the European Race Walking Team Championship will take place here, an event following the European Cup.
Poděbrady hosted the European Race Walking Team Championships. The Swede Perseus Karlström and the Italian Antonella Palmisanová scored another triumph in this spa town in the twenty-kilometre race. 50 km was dominated by Spaniard Marc Tur, 35 km by Greek Antigoni Drisbioti. Host nation celebrated medals in junior women race.
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This Sunday, May 16, the European Race Walking Team Championships, which follows on from the European Walking Cup, will take place at the Spa Colonnade in Poděbrady. The start lists promise an interesting spectacle. There are also medallists from world and European championships.
In less than two weeks, the Czech Republic will host a major international athletics event. The European Race Walking Team Championships will take place on Sunday 16 May in Poděbrady, where top athletes from all over the continent will head.
The first walking race from Prague to Poděbrady was organized in 1894 as a club championship by the Pedestrian Club Královské Vinohrady and the winner was František Malý at 5:50. After a long break, the race was not resumed until 1929 by the AC Praha 1890 club in preparation for the newly entered 50km distance for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games; since then, it has been held annually except for the war period 1941-1944, since 1947 with international participation. The original route from Prague's Karlín to the spa colonnade in Poděbrady was a test for pedestrians of courage, perseverance and the ability to overcome themselves.
In 2021, 2023 and 2025, Poděbrady will host the European Race Walking Team Championships. This year, the elite race walking competition of Europe will take place on Sunday 16 May.