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20km Walk Teams

The 20km Road Walk is one of a handful of out of stadia athletics events. 

A 10000m track walk was held sporadically at the Olympics until 1924. After that it became a road race but the distance was changed to 20km and 50km after 1952. The 10km road walk returned briefly for the 1992 and 1996 Olympics as events for women, before giving way to the 20km distance.

The event was introduced at the World Masters Champs in 1977 after an initial distance of 25km was used in 1975. However, it has only been fully established for women from 2007. Prior to that, it was an event put on just for men with the women given the 10km Road Walk instead

The first three finishers per country within each age group count towards the teams. The team ranking is determined by the aggregate of the three times. Where a country does not have three entrants within an age group, they can opt to drop up to two competitors from older age groups down to form complete teams. This cannot be done if a complete team already exists. The decision to do this must be logged by team managers prior to the race (presumably to prevent strategic DNFs by competitors).

Prior to 1991, the teams format varied with options such as points from sum of place, team numbers of 2 or 5 or 10, composite age grades and could differ between grades. It was even permitted to form multiple teams per country in the early years.

Individual 20km walk results are here.

  M35 W35
2022 5:10:23 - GBR
5:30:53 - FRA
no third place
7:02:00 - FIN
no second or third place
2018 5:28:04 - ESP
5:30:37 - POR
no third place
6:06:16 - CZE
6:16:05 - POR
no third place
2016 5:28:28 - LAT
5:39:37 - ESP
7:19:19 - CHI
6:25:50 - FRA
no second or third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 5:29:01 - MEX
5:34:38 - FRA
5:56:31 - FIN
not contested
2007 team results not known not contested
2005 team results not known no 20km walk event
2003 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
2001 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1999 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1997 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1995 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1993 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1991 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1989 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1987 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1985 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1983 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1981 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1979 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1977 competition not open to M35s no 20km walk event
1975 competition not open to M35s no 25km walk event
  M40 W40
2022 5:10:40 - ESP
5:24:01 - POL
5:26:25 - ITA
6:41:37 - CZE
8:07:14 - FIN
no third place
2018 5:32:25 - NED
5:44:45 - CZE
5:45:19 - FRA
6:07:57 - GER
6:24:43 - USA
no third place
2016 5:47:55 - FRA
5:50:03 - MEX
6:19:36 - AUT
6:30:13 - USA
no second or third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 6:54:44 - FRA
no second or third place
not contested
2007 team results not known not contested
2005 team results not known no 20km walk event
2003 team results not known no 20km walk event
2001 5:31:20 - AUS
5:40:19 - USA
no third place
no 20km walk event
1999 team results not known no 20km walk event
1997 team results not known no 20km walk event
1995 5:16:56 - USA
5:18:53 - ITA
5:53:19 - SUI
no 20km walk event
1993 5:13:02 - RUS
5:15:05 - ITA
5:24:16 - GER
no 20km walk event
1991 4:44:44 - URS
5:13:08 - FIN
5:34:43 - SUI
no 20km walk event
1989 8:28:49 - USA
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1987 4:51:43 - AUS
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1985 33 pts - ITA
42 pts - GBR
70 pts - AUS
no 20km walk event
1983 team results not known no 20km walk event
1981 team results not known no 20km walk event
1979 45 pts - GER
91 pts - GER II
91 pts - GBR
no 20km walk event
1977 11 pts - SWE
19 pts - GER
79 pts - GBR
no 20km walk event
1975 18 pts - GBR
26 pts - SWE
30 pts - CAN
no 25km walk event
  M45 W45
2022 not contested 6:56:41 - GER
no second or third place
2018 5:13:23 - ESP
5:34:44 - CAN
5:37:33 - FRA
6:45:52 - FRA
6:55:46 - ESP
no third place
2016 5:39:25 - AUS
7:08:34 - FRA
no third place
6:36:57 - NZL
Nyle Sunderland, Sue Hoskin, Jacqueline Wilson

6:39:58 - AUS
no third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 5:11:28 - GER
5:46:09 - SLO
no third place
6:08:12 - RSA
6:26:52 - FRA
6:27:52 - GBR
2007 5:22:#4 - AUS
5:24:36 - ITA
5:38:46 - USA
6:30:46 - GBR
7:18:06 - GER
no third place
2005 team results not known no 20km walk event
2003 team results not known no 20km walk event
2001 5:16:07 - ITA
5:29:29 - AUS
5:49:24 - GBR
no 20km walk event
1999 team results not known no 20km walk event
1997 team results not known no 20km walk event
1995 5:33:09 - USA
5:34:07 - SUI
6:25:32 - RUS
no 20km walk event
1993 5:48:47 - USA
5:57:57 - JPN
no third place
no 20km walk event
1991 5:11:14 - FRG
5:12:13 - FIN
5:42:33 - USA
no 20km walk event
1989 8:34:30 - USA
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1987 4:50:24 - AUS
5:40:44 - USA
no third place
no 20km walk event
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no 20km walk event
1983 team results not known no 20km walk event
1981 team results not known no 20km walk event
1979 24 pts - FRG
69 pts - FRG II
108 pts - FRG III
no 20km walk event
1977 14 pts - SWE
15 pts - FGR
28 pts - GBR
no 20km walk event
1975 no team (M40+ were a single team) no 25km walk event
  M50 W50
2022 not conested 6:32:13 - FIN
6:53:57 - FRA

no third place
2018 5:14:44 - ESP
5:56:04- GER
no third place
6:13:53 - GBR
6:25:49 - ESP
6:25:49 - CAN
2016 5:41:33 - GER
5:46:15 - CZE
7:01:22 - SIN
6:32:17 - AUS
no second or third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 5:46:20 - GER
5:59:27 - RUS
6:10:01 - FIN
6:03:49 - AUS
7:17:52 - FIN
7:22:49 - RUS
2007 5:25:15 - GER
5:31:56 - ITA
5:38:06 - RUS
6:05:46 - AUS
6:43:36 - ITA
6:52:51 - USA
2005 team results not known no 20km walk event
2003 team results not known no 20km walk event
2001 5:47:41 - USA
5:50:44 - AUS
5:54:19 - SUI
no 20km walk event
1999 team results not known no 20km walk event
1997 team results not known no 20km walk event
1995 5:43:15 - USA
6:05:22 - FRA
6:09:57 - GER
no 20km walk event
1993 5:17:28 - USA
5:38:39 - GER
5:53:34 - JPN
no 20km walk event
1991 5:06:23 - URS
5:12:53 - FRG
5:24:53 - ITA
no 20km walk event
1989 9:12:59 - USA
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1987 5:13:54 - AUS
5:32:09 - GBR
5:50:07 - USA
no 20km walk event
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no 20km walk event
1983 team results not known no 20km walk event
1981 team results not known no 20km walk event
1979 72 pts - GER
103 pts - GBR
155 pts - GER II
no 20km walk event
1977 10 pts - SWE
41 pts - GER
52 pts - FRA
no 20km walk event
1975 16 pts - SWE
22 pts - USA
30 pts - AUS
no 25km walk event
  M55 W55
2022 5:39:33 - ESP
6:30:00 - GER
no third place
not conested
2018 5:39:48 - ESP
5:56:02 - USA
5:56:28 - ITA
6:39:35- GBR
7:34:52 - LAT
8:34:21 - MEX
2016 6:11:59 - POL
6:31:55 - ITA
6:45:23 - USA
6:29:09 - ITA
6:37:37 - AUS
no third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 5:59:07 - FIN
6:30:20 - GER
6:49:26 - ITA
6:50:18 - FRA
6:52:00 - USA
no third place
2007 not contested 6:41:03 - GER
no second or third place
2005 team results not known no 20km walk event
2003 team results not known no 20km walk event
2001 5:23:13 - AUS
5:58:03 - USA
6:09:25 - IRL
no 20km walk event
1999 team results not known no 20km walk event
1997 team results not known no 20km walk event
1995 5:38:16 - AUS
5:48:20 - USA
5:49:19 - ITA
no 20km walk event
1993 5:47:37 - GBR
5:53:43 - JPN
6:01:49 - USA
no 20km walk event
1991 5:33:41 - FIN
5:37:08 - USA
5:45:58 - URS
no 20km walk event
1989 9:34:42 - USA
9:38:36 - GBR
no third place
no 20km walk event
1987 5:45:33 - AUS
5:47:29 - FRG
6:03:21 - USA
no 20km walk event
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no 20km walk event
1983 team results not known no 20km walk event
1981 team results not known no 20km walk event
1979 43 pts - SWE
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1977 16 pts - NOR
17 pts - SWE
25 pts - FRG
no 20km walk event
1975 no team (M50+ were a single team) no 25km walk event
  M60 W60
2022 1989 9:34:42 - USA
9:38:36 - GBR
no third place
2018 not contested 6:59:07 - FRA
no second or third place
2016 6:17:04 - NZL
Mike Parker, Eric Kemsley,  Terry Lamb

6:19:07 - ITA
7:01:30 - AUS
6:42:19 - RSA
no second or third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 5:54:30 - AUT
6:07:58 - USA
6:09:32 - FRA
7:11:37 - USA
no second or third place
2007 6:01:48 - SUI
6:03:26 - ITA
6:08:27 - GER
6:41:34 - USA
no second or third place
2005 team results not known no 20km walk event
2003 team results not known no 20km walk event
2001 6:03:22 - AUS
6:12:31 - USA
6:19:57 - GER
no 20km walk event
1999 team results not known no 20km walk event
1997 team results not known no 20km walk event
1995 5:53:42 - USA
5:56:10 - GER
6:31:40 - GBR
no 20km walk event
1993 5:49:57 - USA
6:15:39 - GBR
6:43:52 - JPN
no 20km walk event
1991 6:08:34 - FRG
6:13:25 - FIN
6:17:03 - USA
no 20km walk event
1989 10:28:52 - USA
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1987 9:50:09 - AUS
10:56:10 - USA
no third place
no 20km walk event
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no 20km walk event
1983 team results not known no 20km walk event
1981 team results not known no 20km walk event
1979 16 pts - FRG
25 pts - SWE
30 pts - GBR
no 20km walk event
1977 15 pts - SWE
26 pts - FRG
no third place
no 20km walk event
1975 no team (M50+ were a single team) no 25km walk event
  M65 W65
2022 not contested not contested
2018 5:54:05 - FRA
6:39:24 - GER
7:11:53 - CZE
7:02:57 - RSA
7:41:24 - FRA
no third place
2016 7:15:06 - USA
no second or third place
7:47:30 - AUS
no second or third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 6:21:42 - GER
6:44:05 - FIN
6:51:58 - LAT
not contested
2007 6:14:41 - GER
6:23:37 - RUS
6:46:18 - ITA
6:51:19 - GER
7:01:46 - USA
7:52:08 - AUS
2005 team results not known no 20km walk event
2003 team results not known no 20km walk event
2001 6:22:31 - GER
6:22:52 - AUS
6:25:00 - USA
no 20km walk event
1999 team results not known no 20km walk event
1997 team results not known no 20km walk event
1995 6:30:3 - GBR
6:36:3 - USA
7:06:5 - ITA
no 20km walk event
1993 6:45:30 - USA
7:11:49 - JPN
no third placw
no 20km walk event
1991 6:28:42 - SWE
6:29:50 - ITA
6:31:04 - FIN
no 20km walk event
1989 no team (M60-69 were a single team) no 20km walk event
1987 no team (M60-69 were a single team) no 20km walk event
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no 20km walk event
1983 team results not known no 20km walk event
1981 team results not known no 20km walk event
1979 18 pts - FRG
39 pts - FRG II
54 pts - FRG III
no 20km walk event
1977 11 pts - FRG
16 pts - SWE
no third place
no 20km walk event
1975 no team (M50+ were a single team) no 25km walk event
  M70 W70
2022 7:08:01 - GER
no second or third place
not contested
2018 6:27:53 - ITA
6:42:21 - USA
7:00:21 - FRA
7:49:30 - USA
8:03:44- GER

no third place
2016 6:33:30 - USA
no second or third place
not contested
2015 team results not known not contested
2013 team results not known not contested
2011 team results not known not contested
2009 6:53:58 - LAT
7:03:59 - GER
no third place
not contested
2007 6:30:14 - GBR
6:45:18 - USA
6:52:33 - GER
not contested
2005 team results not known no 20km walk event
2003 team results not known no 20km walk event
2001 6:58:33 - AUS
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1999 team results not known no 20km walk event
1997 team results not known no 20km walk event
1995 6:57:58 - USA
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1993 7:29:34 - USA
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1991 6:34:41 - FIN
6:45:53 - USA
no third place
no 20km walk event
1989 11:15:04 - USA
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1987 6:35:20 - AUS
7:00:55 - USA
8:07:18 - SWE
no 20km walk event
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no 20km walk event
1983 team results not known no 20km walk event
1981 team results not known no 20km walk event
1979 16 pts - FRG
31 pts - FRG II
no third place
no 20km walk event
1977 not contested no 20km walk event
1975 no team (M50+ were a single team) no 25km walk event
  M75 W75
2022 7:55:32 - GER
no second or third place
not contested
2018 not contested 8:26:02 - GER
no second or third place
2016 7:54:32 - AUS
no second or third place
not contested
2015 team results not known not contested
2013 team results not known not contested
2011 team results not known not contested
2009 7:03:54 - USA
no second or third place
not contested
2007 not contested not contested
2005 team results not known no 20km walk event
2003 team results not known no 20km walk event
2001 not contested no 20km walk event
1999 team results not known no 20km walk event
1997 team results not known no 20km walk event
1995 7:11:06 - USA
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1993 not contested no 20km walk event
1991 7:59:08 - FRG
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1989 not contested no 20km walk event
1987 not contested no 20km walk event
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no 20km walk event
1983 team results not known no 20km walk event
1981 team results not known no 20km walk event
1979 not contested no 20km walk event
1977 not contested no 20km walk event
1975 no team (M50+ were a single team) no 25km walk event
  M80 W80
2022 not contested not contested
2018 not contested not contested
2016 not contested not contested
2015 team results not known not contested
2013 team results not known not contested
2011 team results not known not contested
2009 8:39:23 - USA
no second or third place
not contested
2007 not contested not contested
2005 team results not known no 20km walk event
2003 team results not known no 20km walk event
2001 not contested no 20km walk event
1999 team results not known no 20km walk event
1997 team results not known no 20km walk event
1995 9:40:23 - GER
no second or third place
no 20km walk event
1993 not contested no 20km walk event
1991 not contested no 20km walk event
1989 not contested no 20km walk event
1987 not contested no 20km walk event
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no 20km walk event
1983 team results not known no 20km walk event
1981 team results not known no 20km walk event
1979 not contested no 20km walk event
1977 not contested no 20km walk event
1975 no team (M50+ were a single team) no 25km walk event
Results for missing years will be provided if we can locate them.

  

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