2021 Men’s 20K Walk World Rankings

Italy’s Massimo Stano shocked the favorites on the streets of Sapporo. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI/PHOTO RUN)

THE OLYMPIC FORMCHART went out the window in the heat & humidity of Sapporo, as did fast times. Handling the conditions best was unheralded Massimo Stano, who was only No. 40 on the yearly list coming in. And still was going out as he needed just a 1:21:05 — the slowest winner since ’92 — to capture gold… And that was all he needed for No. 1, his 8th at Podébrady not being a factor one way or another…

THE OTHER TWO MEDALISTS, Koki Ikeda and favored Toshikazu Yamanishi, fill spots 2 & 3… The yearly leader at 1:16:54, Kaihua Wang could manage only 1:22:03 for 7th and that’s where he ended up.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. MASSIMO STANO (Italy) (2/27/92, 5-10¾/132) (1.80/60)
1:20:30 8)Podébrady 5/16 1. Karlstrom; 2. Martin; 3. Garcia; 4. Lopez; 5. Fortunato;
6. Bordier; 7. Korkmaz
1:21:05 1)Olympic Games 8/05
2. KOKI IKEDA (Japan) (5/3/98, 5-6/117) (1.68/53)
1:18:45 3)Jpn Ch 2/21 1. Yamanishi; 2. Takahashi
1:21:14 2)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Stano
3. TOSHIKAZU YAMANISHI (Japan) (2/15/96, 5-4½/112) (1.64/51)
1:17:20 1)Jpn Ch 2/21
1:21:28 3)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Stano; 2. Ikeda
4. PERSEUS KARLSTRÖM (Sweden) (5/2/90, 6-½/161) (1.84/73)
1:18:45 1)Spa Ch 3/14
1:18:54 1)Podébrady 5/16
1:19:44 2)La Coruña 6/05 1. Garcia
1:22:29 9)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Stano; 2. Ikeda; 3. Yamanishi; 4. Martin; 5. Linke;
6. Garcia; 7. Wang; 8. Zhang
5. DIEGO GARCÍA (Spain) (1/19/96, 5-8½/132) (1.74/60)
1:19:40 2)Spa Ch 3/14 1. Karlstrom
1:19:19 3)Podébrady 5/16 1. Karlstrom; 2. Martin
1:19:37 1)La Coruña 6/05
1:21:57 6)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Stano; 2. Ikeda; 3. Yamanishi; 4. Martin; 5. Linke
6. ÁLVARO MARTÍN (Spain) (6/18/94, 5-11¼/137) (1.81/62)
1:20:59 5)Spa Ch 3/14 1. Karlstrom; 2. Garcia; 3. Amezcua; 4. Salazar
1:19:14 2)Podébrady 5/16 1. Karlstrom
1:19:59 3)La Coruña 6/05 1. Garcia; 2. Karlstrom
1:21:46 4)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Stano; 2. Ikeda; 3. Yamanishi
7. KAIHUA WANG (China) (2/16/94, 5-10¾/143) (1.80/65)
1:16:54 1)Chn Ch 3/20
dnf )Taicang 5/08 1. Yin; 2. Li; 3. Ceng; 4. Zhou; 5. Gao;
6. Zhong…
1:22:03 7)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Stano; 2. Ikeda; 3. Yamanishi; 4. Martin; 5. Linke;
6. Garcia
1:20:54 2)Xi’an 9/20 1. Zhang
8. JUN ZHANG (China) (7/20/98, 5-7¾/115) (1.72/52)
1:17:39 3)Chn Ch 3/20 1. K. Wang; 2. Cai
dnf )Taicang 5/08 1. Yin; 2. Li; 3. Ceng; 4. Zhou; 5. Gao;
6. Zhong…
1:22:16 8)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Stano; 2. Ikeda; 3. Yamanishi; 4. Martin; 5. Linke;
6. Garcia; 7. Wang
1:20:12 1)Xi’an 9/20
1:20:33 1)Xi’an 9/24
9. EIKI TAKAHASHI (Japan) (11/19/92, 5-8¾/123) (1.75/56)
1:18:04 2)Jpn Ch 2/21 1. Yamanishi
1:20:19 1)Nomi 3/21
1:27:29 32)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Stano; 2. Ikeda; 3. Yamanishi; 4. Martin; 5. Linke;
6. Garcia; 7. Wang; 8. Zhang; 9. Karlstrom; 10. 10. Wilkinson…
10. CHRISTOPHER LINKE (Germany) (10/24/88, 6-3¼/141) (1.91/64)
1:23:09 3)Ger Ch 4/10 1. Brembach; 2. Kopp
1:22:20 13)Podébrady 5/16 1. Karlstrom; 2. Martin; 3. Garcia; 4. Lopez; 5. Fortunato;
6. Bordier; 7. Korkmaz; 8. Stano; 9. Zabuzhenko; 10. Brembach;
11. Tontodonati; 12. Giupponi
1:20:51 11)La Coruña 6/05 1. Garcia; 2. Karlstrom; 3. Martin; 4. Pintado; 5. Olivas;
6. Wilkinson; 7. Vega; 8. Calel; 9. Hurtado; 10. Jimenez
1:21:50 5)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Stano; 2. Ikeda; 3. Yamanishi; 4. Martin

U.S. RANKINGS
1. Nick Christie (New Feel/DecaUSA) 6. Bricyn Healey (unattached)
2)Pan-Am Cup Trials, 1)Chula Vista, 1)Olympic Trials 5)Pan-Am Cup Trials, 7)Olympic Trials
2. Daniel Nehnevaj (Raleigh Walkers) 7. Jordan Crawford (Missouri Baptist)
1)Pan-Am Cup Trials, 2)Olympic Trials 4)Pan-Am Cup Trials, 8)Olympic Trials
3. Emmanuel Corvera (New York AC) 8. Sam Allen (Shore AC)
3)Pan-Am Cup Trials, 3)Olympic Trials 1)Whiting, 6)Olympic Trials
4. Steven Smith (unattached) 9. Carson Johnson (Cumberland)
dnf)Pan-Am Cup Trials, 3)Olympic Trials 2)Whiting, 11)Olympic Trials
5. AJ Gruttadauro (Shore AC) 10. Joel Pfahler (Athletes In Action)
6)Pan-Am Cup Trials, 2)Chula Vista, 5)Olympic Trials 8)Pan-Am Cup Trials, 1)Xenia, 9)Olympic Trials

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