3rd March 2022
QUARTET OF BRITISH RACE WALKERS SET FOR TEAM TEST IN MUSCAT
On the eve of the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships (4-5 March), four British athletes are in Muscat, Oman to take on the strong field of competitors.
British record holder in the 20km race walk Tom Bosworth (coach: Andi Drake, club: Tonbridge), and Cameron Corbishley (Andi Drake, Medway and Maidstone) will contest the distance at the event on Saturday, starting at midday GMT.
Bosworth, who finished 25th at the Olympic Games last summer, was also 14th at the last edition of this Championship in 2018, while Corbishley will make his debut at a World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships.
Bethan Davies (Andi Drake, Cardiff), who won the 3000m race walk at the UK Athletics Indoor Championships last weekend, is the sole British representative in the women’s 20km race walk after Heather Lewis’ withdrawal prior to travel. The Welsh athlete will race at midday GMT on Friday.
Over the 35km race walk distance, Dominic King (George Nibre, Colchester) will represent the British team. The new distance replaces the 50km race walk in the international programme so it will be the first time the event has taken place at this Championship. King’s race gets underway at 3am GMT in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Details on how to watch and follow the event can be found HERE.
The British team for the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships in Muscat, Oman on 4-5 March 2022:
Senior Men 20km:
Tom Bosworth (Andi Drake, Tonbridge)
Cameron Corbishley (Andi Drake, Medway & Maidstone)
Senior Women 20km:
Bethan Davies (Andi Drake, Cardiff)
Senior Men 35km Race:
Dominic King (George Nibre, Colchester)