World Championships in Athletics 1999/20 km walking men

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7. World Athletics Championships
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Discipline 20 km walk
Gender Men
Participant 39 walkers from 23 countries
Venue SpainSpanien Sevilla
Competition venue Circuit through Seville
Competition phase 21.August
Goldmedaille Ilya Markov(RussiaRussland RUS)
Silbermedaille Jefferson Pérez(EcuadorEcuador ECU)
Bronzemedaille Daniel García(MexicoMexiko MEX)

The men’s 20km walk at the 1999 World Athletics Championships was held on the streets of the Spanish city of Seville on 21 August 1999.

World Champion became the Russian Olympic silver medallist of 1996 and reigning European Champion Ilya Markov. Second place went to the Olympic Champion of 1996 and winner of the Pan American Games 1995 Jefferson Pérez from Ecuador. Bronze went to the Mexican defending champion and two-time runner-up of the Pan American Games (1995/1999) Daniel García.

Existing records

World best time 1:17:46 h GuatemalaGuatemala Julio René Martínez Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 8.May 1999[1]
World Cup record 1:19:37 h ItalyItalien Maurizio Damilano World Cup 1991 in Tokyo, Japan 24.August 1991

Plaza de España, Seville, in 1999

Records were not kept in marathon running and road walking at the time, except for championship records, because of the different nature of the courses.

The existing world championship record was not set and not improved at these world championships.


There was no preliminary round here, all 39 walkers competed together in the final.


After silver at the Olympics in 1996 and European Championship gold in 1998, there was now world championship gold for Ilya Markov

Jefferson Pérez, 1996 Olympic champion, was runner-up in the world championships

Seventh-ranked Nathan Deakes went on to medal and win later in his career

21.August 1999, 6:45 pm

Place Name Nation Time (h)
1 Ilya Markov RussiaRussland Russia 1:23:34
2 Jefferson Pérez EcuadorEcuador Ecuador 1:24:19
3 Daniel García MexicoMexiko Mexico 1:24:31
4 Li Zewen China People’s RepublicVolksrepublik China People’s Republic of China 1:24:43
5 Alessandro Gandellini ItalyItalien Italy 1:24:51
6 Igor Kollár SlovakiaSlowakei Slovakia 1:25:15
7 Nathan Deakes AustraliaAustralien Australia 1:25:26
8 Giovanni De Benedictis ItalyItalien Italy 1:25:33
9 Ivan Trotsky BelarusWeißrussland Belarus 1:25:54
10 Michele Didoni ItalyItalien Italy 1:26:00
11 Yauhen Missyulya BelarusWeißrussland Belarus 1:26:08
12 Alejandro López MexicoMexiko Mexico 1:26:17
13 Denis Langlois FranceFrankreich France 1:26:25
14 Yu Guohui China People’s RepublicVolksrepublik China People’s Republic of China 1:26:51
15 Francisco Javier Fernández SpainSpanien Spain 1:27:23
16 Hatem Ghoula TunisiaTunesien Tunisia 1:28:36
17 Daisuke Ikeshima JapanJapan Japan 1:29:03
18 Mikel Odriozola SpainSpanien Spain 1:29:03
19 Augusto Cardoso PortugalPortugal Portugal 1:29:33
20 Liu Yunfeng China People’s RepublicVolksrepublik China People’s Republic of China 1:31:26
21 Valeriy Borisov KazakhstanKasachstan Kazakhstan 1:31:38
22 Fedosei Ciumacenco Moldova RepublicRepublik Moldau Moldova 1:32:08
23 Claus Jørgensen DenmarkDänemark Denmark 1:34:47
24 Tim Seaman UnitedStatesVereinigte Staaten USA 1:35:58
25 José Urbano PortugalPortugal Portugal 1:37:50
26 Nicholas A’Hern AustraliaAustralien Australia 1:38:08
DNF Andreas Erm GermanyDeutschland Germany
Aigars Fadejevs LatviaLettland Latvia
Roman Rasskasov RussiaRussland Russia
Mikhail Khmelnitsky BelarusWeißrussland Belarus
Bernardo Segura MexicoMexiko Mexico
Sándor Urbanik HungaryUngarn Hungary
Luis Fernando García GuatemalaGuatemala Guatemala
DSQ Birger Fält SwedenSchweden Sweden
Julio René Martínez GuatemalaGuatemala Guatemala
João Vieira PortugalPortugal Portugal
Arturo Huerta CanadaKanada Canada
Vladimir Andreyev RussiaRussland Russia
Róbert Valícek SlovakiaSlowakei Slovakia


Web links

Individual references

  1. IAAF World Records. 20 km walking men on, retrieved 16 July 2020