Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games – Men's 30 kilometres walk

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The men's 30 kilometres walk event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games was held on 8 August at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [1] [2] [3]

Racewalking athletic discipline

Racewalking, or race walking, is a long-distance discipline within the sport of athletics. Although it is a foot race, it is different from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times. This is assessed by race judges. Typically held on either roads or on running tracks, common distances differ from 3000 metres (1.8 mi) up to 100 kilometres (62.1 mi).

Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games

At the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A total of 38 events were contested, 23 for men and 15 for women.

Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton) Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta

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Results

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
Gold medal icon.svg Olly Flynn Flag of England.svg  England 2:22:03.70
Silver medal icon.svg Willi Sawall Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2:22:58.58
Bronze medal icon.svg Tim Erickson Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2:26:33.97
4 Brian Adams Flag of England.svg  England 2:29:41.45
5 Amos Seddon Flag of England.svg  England 2:29:57.53
6 Helmut Boeck Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2:31:20.85
7 Graham Seatter Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2:31:48.92
8 Graham Young Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man 2:33:14.91
9 Marcel Jobin Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2:35:01.32
10 Elisha Kasuku Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:43:25.22
11 Rashid Chege Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:45:12.53
12 Vellasamy Subramaniam Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 2:56:07.11
John Callow Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man DNF
Robert Lambie Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man DNF
David Munyao Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya DNF
Mike Parker Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand DNF

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References

  1. "Results". Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. "The Canberra Times - 10 Aug 1978 - p24". Trove. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. "Australia at the Games". athhistory.sportstg.com. Retrieved 11 November 2018.