Diniz becomes oldest race walk world champ, Canada’s Dunfee 15th – CBC Sports

Canada’s Evan Dunfee finished 15th in the the men’s 50-kilometre walk at the world championships in London, England, on Sunday.

Dunfee’s time of three hours, 47 minutes and 36 seconds was 14:24 behind three-time European champion Yohann Diniz of France.

At 39, Diniz is the oldest man to win a gold medal at the world championships and his time was the second fastest in history. Diniz also set the world record of 3:32:33 in 2014.

Hirooki Arai was second in 3:41:17, two seconds ahead of Japanese teammate Kai Kobayashi in third. Matthew Bilodeau finished 25th with a season’s best time of 3:56:54.

Henriques takes title, world record

On the women’s side, Ines Henriques of Portugal set a world record while winning the first women’s 50-kilometre walk at the world championships.

Henriques bettered her own record by winning in 4 hours, 5 minutes, 56 seconds on the…

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