Race Walking News - 9th July

Bosworth Breaks World Record

Tom Bosworth's first race walk at a Diamond League resulted in a new world record as he came first in the mile distance in the Müller Anniversary Games. In the event held on 9th July at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium, Bosworth moved ahead of the field at the halfway mark, and continued to move clear crossing the line in 5:31.08.

Bosworth, who is a member of Tonbridge AC and Leeds Beckett University, bettered the 26 year old record by some six seconds which earned him a $15,000 world record bonus. Bosworth is now headed for London 2017 where he will be competing in the 20km event.

Guy Thomas, competing in the same event, finished in an excellent time of 6:02.30, gaining 6th place and a new PB.

Highlights of the race are available on BBC Sport by clicking here.

Introduction to Race Walking at Tonbridge