Athletics
10,000 metres walk
World records
Men Eiki Takahashi (JPN) 37:25.21 (2020)
Women Nadezhda Ryashkina (URS) 41:56.23 (1990)

The 10,000 metres race walk is a racewalking event. The event is competed as a track race. Athletes must always keep in contact with the ground and the supporting leg must remain straight until the raised leg passes it. 10,000 meters is 6.21 miles.[1]

History

This distance is not commonly raced at senior competitions but part of junior and youth championships. Top level senior athletics racewalking events typically feature 10 km road distance.

World best

On November 14, 2020, Eiki Takahashi of Japan set a new 10,000 m race walk world best in Inzai in a time of 37:25.21. The all-time women's 10,000 m race-walk record is held by Nadezhda Ryashkina of Soviet Union, at 41:56.23.

All-time top 25 (outdoor)

Men

Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 37:25.21 Eiki Takahashi  Japan 14 November 2020 Inzai [3]
2 37:25.90 Koki Ikeda  Japan 14 November 2020 Inzai [4]
3 37:35.00 Yuta Koga  Japan 14 November 2020 Inzai [5]
4 37:53.09 Paquillo Fernández  Spain 27 July 2008 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
5 37:58.08 Daisuke Matsunaga  Japan 7 July 2018 Kitami [6]
5 37:58.6 h Ivano Brugnetti  Italy 23 July 2005 Sesto San Giovanni
7 38:02.60 Jozef Pribilinec  Slovakia 30 August 1985 Banská Bystrica
8 38:03.95 Perseus Karlström  Sweden 24 August 2019 Stockholm
9 38:06.28 Miguel Ángel López  Spain 24 July 2016 Gijón [7]
10 38:06.6 h David Smith  Australia 25 September 1986 Sydney
11 38:08.13 Yohann Diniz  France 12 July 2014 Reims
12 38:10.23 Yusuke Suzuki  Japan 16 July 2015 Abashiri
13 38:12.13 Ronald Weigel  East Germany 11 May 1986 Potsdam
14 38:14.24 Vasiliy Mizinov  Russia 2 August 2022 Chelyabinsk [8]
15 38:18.0 h Valdas Kazlauskas  Soviet Union  Lithuania 18 September 1983 Moscow
16 38:20.0 h Moacir Zimmermann  Brazil 7 June 2008 Blumenau
17 38:23.73 [a] Wang Zhen  China 8 February 2015 Genova [9]
18 38:23.95 Ryo Hamanishi  Japan 14 November 2020 Inzai [10]
19 38:24.0 h Bernardo Segura  Mexico 7 May 1994 Bergen
20 38:24.31 Hatem Ghoula  Tunisia 30 May 1998 Tunis
21 38:26.4 h Daniel García  Mexico 17 May 1997 Sdr Omme
22 38:26.53 Robert Korzeniowski  Poland 31 May 2002 Riga
23 38:27.57 Robert Heffernan  Ireland 20 July 2008 Dublin
24 38:28.05 Massimo Stano  Italy 28 April 2019 Rome
25 38:30.61 Dane Bird-Smith  Australia 5 April 2019 Sydney [11]

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 38:23.50:

Women

Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 41:37.9 h [b] Gao Hongmiao  China 7 April 1994 Beijing
2 41:42.5 h [b] Lyudmyla Olyanovska  Ukraine 1 November 2014 Mukachevo
3 41:45:84 [b] Elvira Khasanova  Russia 3 August 2019 Cheboksary
4 41:56.23 Nadezhda Ryashkina  Soviet Union 24 July 1990 Seattle
5 41:57.22 Kerry Saxby-Junna  Australia 24 July 1990 Seattle
6 41:57.29 Antonella Palmisano  Italy 23 April 2017 Orvieto [13]
7 42:02.99 Sandra Arenas  Colombia 25 August 2018 Trujillo [14]
8 42:11.5 h Beate Gummelt  Germany 5 May 1992 Fana
9 42:13.7 h Madelein Svensson  Sweden 5 May 1992 Fana
10 42:14.12 Raquel González  Spain 23 July 2016 Gijón [15]
11 42:19.2 h Gu Yan  China 7 April 1994 Beijing
12 42:23.37 Julia Takács  Spain 27 July 2014 Alcobendas
13 42:23.7 h Ileana Salvador  Italy 8 May 1993 Fana
14 42:30.31 Olimpiada Ivanova  Russia 26 July 1994 Sankt Petersburg
15 42:34.30 Jemima Montag  Australia 6 August 2022 Birmingham [16]
16 42:35.69 Beatriz Pascual  Spain 23 July 2016 Gijón [17]
17 42:37.0 h Sari Essayah  Finland 8 May 1993 Fana
18 42:38.24 Liu Hongyu  China 24 October 1995 Nanjing
19 42:40.37 Feng Haixia  China 24 October 1995 Nanjing
20 42:43.23 Yelena Sayko  Russia 26 July 1994 Sankt Peterburg
21 42:45.0 h Elisabetta Perrone  Italy 30 May 1999 Catania
22 42:46.7 h Cui Yingzi  China 15 March 1992 Jinan
Chen Yueling  China 15 March 1992 Jinan
24 42:47.25 Anezka Drahotová  Czech Republic 23 July 2014 Eugene
25 42:47.4 h Katarzyna Radtke  Poland 8 May 1993 Fana

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 42:30.13:

All-time top 25 (indoor)

Men

Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 38:23.73 [19] Wang Zhen  China 8 February 2015 Genoa
2 38:31.4 (ht) Werner Heyer  East Germany 12 January 1980 Berlin
3 38:35.5 (ht) Ronald Weigel  Germany 12 January 1980 Berlin
4 38:46.0 (ht) Reima Salonen  Finland 9 March 1988 Turku
5 38:54.4 (ht) Frants Kostyukevich  Belarus 3 February 1996 Minsk
6 39:06.06 Igor Glavan  Ukraine 24 December 2014 Sumy
7 39:10.6 (ht) Mikhail Khmelnitskiy  Belarus 4 February 1995 Minsk
8 39:13.15 Hartwig Gauder  Germany 26 February 1988 Senftenberg
9 39:14.0 (ht) Pyotr Pochenchuk  Belarus 6 February 1983 Moskva
10 39:15.91 Cai Zelin  China 8 February 2015 Genova
11 39:20.52 Nazar Kovalenko  Ukraine 20 February 2010 Sumy
12 39:20.8 Viktor Semyonov  Russia 17 February 1980 Moskva
13 39:21.0 (ht) Vladimir Andreyev  Russia 21 January 1997 Moskva
14 39:21.6 (ht) Nikolay Matveyev  Belarus 2 March 1981 Minsk
15 39:22.0 (ht) Aleksey Voyevodin  Russia 28 December 2001 Penza
16 39:26.79 Ivan Trotskiy  Belarus 22 February 2008 Mogilyov
17 39:26.90 Ruslan Dmytrenko  Ukraine 16 February 2012 Sumy
18 39:27.5 (ht) Artur Meleshkevich  Belarus 3 February 1996 Minsk
19 39:30.5 (ht) Mikhail Orlov  Russia 24 January 1995 Moskva
20 39:32.0 (ht) Igor Plotnikov  Russia 4 March 1988 Minsk
Aleksey Kronin  Russia 21 January 1997 Moskva
22 39:34.0 (ht) Roland Wieser  East Germany 11 January 1984 Potsdam
23 39:34.6 (ht) Aivars Rumbenieks  Lithuania 17 February 1980 Moskva
24 39:38.6 (ht) Valdas Kazlauskas  Lithuania 17 February 1980 Moskva
25 39:39.0 (ht) Ralf Kowalsky  East Germany 11 January 1984 Potsdam

Women

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Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 43:54.63 Yelena Ginko  Belarus 22 February 2008 Mogilev
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7 44:38.8 (ht) Olimpiada Ivanova  Russia 21 January 2001 Moscow
8 44:39.55 Viktoriya Rashchupkina  Belarus 16 February 2018 Mogilev [20]
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25 49:36.3 Ivana Renić  Croatia 18 April 2021 Zagreb [21]

Medalists

European Athletics Championships

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1946 Oslo
details
 John Mikaelsson (SWE)  Fritz Schwab (SUI)  Émile Maggi (FRA)
1950 Brussels
details
 Fritz Schwab (SUI)  Émile Maggi (FRA)  John Mikaelsson (SWE)
1954 Berne
details
 Josef Doležal (TCH)  Anatoliy Yegorov (URS)  Sergey Lobastov (URS)

Notes

  1. ^ different sources listed time both as indoor and outdoor mark, probably outdoor
  2. ^ a b c not ratified by IAAF

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