Walk­ers win con­test

Central Leader - - SPORT -

A five-strong team of race­walk­ers are leav­ing their com­peti­tors in their dust.

Racewalking Auck­land’s A team, com­prised of Es­ther Gon­za­les, Jared Free, Mike Parker, Mike Mor­re­sey and Miguel An­gel Blanco Ro­driguez, won the Sixth Harry Kerr Cen­ten­nial 5x10,000 me­tre Racewalking Track Re­lay at Mt Smart Sta­dium on July 14.

In change­able con­di­tions the team man­aged to fin­ish in 4h 42m 55s, while the Welling­ton Scot­tish team could only muster a time of 5h 19m 44s to take sec­ond place.

An Auck­land Racewalking ju­nior team of Liam White, Ella Bres­lin and Lilly Bres­lin took part over a shorter dis­tance of 4400 me­tres.

A spe­cial event, the Kerr Row­land 3500m, was raced over the ex­act dis­tance that Harry Kerr and Arthur Row­land raced at the 1908 Olympics when Kerr se­cured New Zealand’s first Olympic medal.

One of Kerr’s grand­sons, Craig Kerr, was on hand to present the tro­phy.

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