World record and many great performances in Poděbrady

21. 05. 2023

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.

Pérez smashes 35km world record

21. 05. 2023

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.

Live results

21. 05. 2023

Poděbrady tuned in to the walking festival

20. 05. 2023

Official training, test races, opening ceremony, these were the main points of the day before the European Race Walking Team Championships in Poděbrady.

The best European walkers come back to Poděbrady

18. 05. 2023

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.

Creative competition for schoolchildren culminates on Sunday

16. 05. 2023

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.

Czech line-up for the European Race Walking Team Championships

09. 05. 2023

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.

Karlström is targeting a golden hat-trick

28. 04. 2023

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.

Poděbrady once again the centre of European walking

28. 02. 2023

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.

Good old names and suprises on race walking sunday in Poděbrady

16. 05. 2021

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.

Stream & results

15. 05. 2021

Facebook stream & results

Walking elite heads to Poděbrady

12. 05. 2021

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.

Walking festival in Poděbrady is coming in a few days

05. 05. 2021

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 past and present of Poděbrady Race Walking meeting

23. 04. 2021

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.

Poděbrady, the centre of European walking for five years

21. 01. 2021

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.




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