AIS Stadium, Canberra, Australia
Women’s 10,000m Racewalk 6:00pm AEDT
Men’s 10,000m Racewalk 7:00pm AEDT
The first World Athletics Racewalking Tour Meet will take place in Canberra on Friday 6th of January.
The Men’s Field is highlighted by Olympic and World Medallist from Canada, Evan Dunfee and 2022 World Bronze Medallist over 20km, Perseus Karlstrom from Sweeden. Both athletes are familiar with walking in Australia, with Karlstrom walking many times in Australia, both at previous editions of the Supernova as well as multiple Australian and Oceania 20km Championships. Dunfee, as well as walked previously in Australia, most notably at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, as well as previous editions of the Supernova races. Dunfee, won the Commonwealth Games over the 10,000m distance on the track in Birmingham.
The Australian threat in the race will come from Declan Tingay, whose personal best of the 10,000m distance on the track is 34th all time in the world, and faster than Australian World Champion Nathan Deakes at the distance. He will not only be looking for a fast time, but a win over a quality field than includes his Australian team mates Rhydian Cowley and Kyle Swan.
In the Women’s race, Australian Jemima Montag, the two time Commonwealth Champion and four time Oceania Champion, is the headline local in both fields. However she wont have it her own way. Raquel Gonzalez, who is 10th all time on the 10,000m Track Walk is in the field, and will be looking to start her 2023 off with a win.
The Women’s race features athletes from 11 different Federations and 4 different Area Associations.
The race will be broadcast via Athletics Australia Social Media Channels. The Women’s race begins at 6:00pm AEDT and the Men’s race at 7:00pm AEDT