Latest news
  1. Pacific Pride: Tokyo Olympic Wrap Up
  2. Historical Moment for Ashley Moloney; Oceania’s first Decathlon Olympic Medal
  3. Once-in-a-Lifetime Games; Privileged to be a Technical Official 
  4. Flack, Snell, Doubell … Peter Bol?
  5. Dame Valerie Adams: Oceania Athletics’ GOAT
  6. Oceania Identified Athlete from Tuvalu makes Olympic Debut
  7. Oceania Athletics Tokyo2020 Event Previews
  8. Jonah Harris on Track to Create Nauru History
  9. Global Conversation
  11. Oceania One Day Meetings 2020-21
  12. Cook Islands Games
  13. World Athletics – Wrap Up
  14. Lauren Bruce Claims Area Hammer Throw Record
  15. McSweyn Area Record
  16. Project W.I.N: HPTC Athletes take on Nutrition
  17. Area Record Holder Announces Retirement
  19. Alex Beddoes: Sportsmen of the Year
  21. Ratcliffe Sets New Area Record at Porritt Classic
  22. Oceania 20km Race Walk Championships
  23. Fiji’s Sprinter, Heleina Young, Awarded Inaugural Scholarship
  24. Tokyo Qualifiers, Records, and GIO OzDay10k
  25. Hull and Baxter Set New Area Records
  26. Palau: 4th Annual Koror Kolor Run
  27. Maurie Plant: Tributes and Memories
  28. 2020 Melanesian Championships: New Location
  29. NMA 38th Annual Christmas Island Relay
  30. Congratulations to newly elected OAA President Robin Sapong Eugenio of the Northen Mariana Islands
  31. McSweyn claims Zatopek 10,000m Victory in Record Time
  32. Sir Peter Snell, a New Zealand Athletic Legend who Always be Remembered
  33. Day 9 & 10: Doha Report
  34. Doha Report: Day 8
  35. Doha Day 7: Report
  36. Doha Report: Day 6
  37. Doha Report: Day 3
  38. Doha – Day Two
  39. Day 1: Competition Begins
  40. Press Release: 2021 OCEANIA AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS
  41. Sally Pearson, one of Australia’s greatest Olympians, has announced her retirement. 
  42. Oceania Athletics Council 2019-2023
  43. Oceania Virtual Athletics Championships
  44. Oceania Athletics Coaches’ Association – OACA
  45. Oceania Athletics Technical Officials Advisory Committee
  46. Throwing Cage Safety and Selection
  47. World Athletics Rules Change Summary

Oceania 20km Walk Championships Preview

Oceania Athletics Association

The Oceania 20km Racewalking Championships will take place in Melbourne this Saturday. The fields are headlined by both defending Champions in 20km, in Olympic bronze Medalist Dane Bird Smith and Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Jemima Montag.

Bird-Smith has already been selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by Australia and has been training hard in his home base in Queensland. Whilst not having raced a Race-Walking event in the past year, he has shown form and fitness, by coming out and competing in the Queensland Shield Meet named in his honor, running the 400m in a respectable 50.88 seconds, but it was just outside his personal best of 48.99 set in 2010.

The Field for the Men’s 20km includes Multiple NZ Record Holder Quentin Rew, who has the qualifying time for the 50km event in Tokyo and Fijian Pramesh Prasad. Prasad, has been walking on the international level since the 1990’s. Rhydian Cowley has the qualifier for Tokyo but will be looking fro another good performance here. Kyle Swan and Declan Tingay will be wanting good results, as both are on the cusp of selection for the Australian Team for Tokyo.

The Women’s race sees Jemima Montag, face off against compatriot Katie Hayward and New Zealander Alana Barber. The trio are familiar to each other, having raced 4 times against each other. Montag and Hayward have two victories a piece, but Barber has been in good vein of form, with a record setting performance in New Zealand walking 1:37.45 at the Potts Classic in January.

Entry List and Information


20km – 8:00am

10km – 9:00am

5km – 10:00am