World Championships in Athletics 1999/20 km walking men
|7. World Athletics Championships|
|Discipline||20 km walk|
|Participant||39 walkers from 23 countries|
|Competition venue||Circuit through Seville|
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.
|World best time||1:17:46 h||Julio René Martínez||Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany||8.May 1999|
|World Cup record||1:19:37 h||Maurizio Damilano||World Cup 1991 in Tokyo, Japan||24.August 1991|
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.
21.August 1999, 6:45 pm
|4||Li Zewen||People’s Republic of China||1:24:43|
|8||Giovanni De Benedictis||Italy||1:25:33|
|14||Yu Guohui||People’s Republic of China||1:26:51|
|15||Francisco Javier Fernández||Spain||1:27:23|
|20||Liu Yunfeng||People’s Republic of China||1:31:26|
|24||Tim Seaman||States USA||1:35:58|
|Luis Fernando García||Guatemala|
|Julio René Martínez||Guatemala|
Francisco Javier Fernández finished fifteenth and was later among the medal winners in major events
Hatem Ghoula – Rank Sixteen
Mikel Odriozola – eighteenth place
Valeriy Borissov – rank 21
Julio René Martínez – disqualified
João Vieira – disqualified
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- 7th IAAF World Championships In Athletics (English), retrieved 16 July 2020
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- IAAF World Records. 20 km walking men on rekorde-im-sport.de, retrieved 16 July 2020