The 121st running of the Penn Relays saw picture perfect weather conditions for the Men and Women’s race walks on Saturday morning April 25th. As always, we start the most prestigious day of the world’s largest track and field meet with two race walking events. Then men’s 10K is first, followed by the women’s 5K.
The men’s field was small as usual. Timing and the distance makes it difficult to gather a large field. However, this was one of the more exciting 10km races in recent years. Veteran John Hallman was challenged by youngster Anthony Peters.
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Jo Burrows being shadowed by Sinclair from Bermuda learning how to judge race walking.
Hallman reestablishes his lead position
Peters makes another surge.
With the bell lap being rung, there's less than a foot's length separating the leaders.
Peters pushes the petal to the metal, finishing the last lap in 1:34, but it's not enough to take the watch from Hallman.
Hallman receiving the watch from the new coordinator of the race walks Solomiya Logan.
Olympic Development Men’s 10K Race Walk Place ATHLETE SCHOOL/AFFILIATION TIME 1 Jonathan Hallman Shore AC 44:14.17 Joshua Wiseman Unattached DQ Junior Men’s 10 K Race Walk 1 Anthony Peters St. Ambrose 44:14.62 2 Jorge Cruz Sotomayor Puerto Rico 45:37.15 3 Luis Espada Puerto Rico 47:47.00 4 Matias Serna South TX Walking Club 50:07.18 5 Edwuardo Uria South TX Walking Club 53:08.98