Saransk, Russia – Russia’s Vladimir Kanaykin has in the last few minutes established a new World 20km Race Walk record of 1:17:16* at the 2007 IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final being held today.

The 22-year-old Russian is a former World Youth and Junior champion and took the European Cup title earlier this year, and his time improves the old mark (1:17:21) of reigning three-times World 20km champion Jefferson Perez (ECU) which was set in Paris at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics (23 Aug 2003).
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Un saludo.