11/06/2020   In 50km Yohann Diniz the most consistent athlete of the last 40 years, Jesus Angel Garcia Bragado the one always at the highest levels






 

 

 

We propose today the same continuity analysis done for both 20km also for 50km men.
 
 
Analysis methodology and comments
 
1) The best athletes from 1980 (last 40 years) to 2020 who have obtained at least 10 performances.
 
2) In addition to the general ranking, Sandro Damilano then proposed us the rankings by decade (1980/1990, 1990/2000, 2000/2010 e 2010/2020).
 
3)  The ranking on the average of the 10 best performances of each individual athlete gives us the representation of the regularity and consistency of results that this athlete has obtained.
It is an important fact to understand the continuity with which this walker has expressed himself over time.
It is surprising that, despite the generational difference, the average recorded by the winner, Yohann Diniz (3:38:19) is just 1:12 lower than that recorded ten years earlier by Denis Nizhegorodov (3:39:31).
 
4) The difference, in seconds, between the personal best and the average of the 10 results indicates instead how much the athlete has always been able to express himself at his maximum levels.
Only those athletes who have an average lower than 3:45:00 have been taken into consideration.
The athlete with the best differential between the average of the 10 results and his best time (taking into consideration only those athletes who have an average lower than 3:45:00) is Jesus Gárcia Bragado (ESP) with 136" (3:39:54 - 3:42:10; Jesus Angel he is also the longest walker with more than 60 races finished). Then we find the Japanese Hirooki Arai (168") and then the German Hartwing Gauder (175"), who recently passed away.
 
5) In the ranking there aren't important walkers who have won or placed in the big competitions (Olympics, World Championships, Team World Championships and Area Championships).
In many cases, the athletes have not competed at least in 10 competitions, especially those athletes who have started to compete in the 50 km for a few years.
 
6) The athletes disqualified for doping were removed from the results obtained on the basis of the final decisions of the TAS. Some athletes, involved in doping cases, do not reach 10 results for this reason.
 
7) In the total ranking, it should be noted that in the top 10 in the ranking, 5 are athletes who still compete in this period. Two are from the 1980/1990 decade and 3 from the 2000/2010 decade.
 
8) Taking into consideration the total average of the athletes per decade we see how the period with the best average is the decade 2000/2010 (3:46:52), followed by the decade 2010/2020 (3:47:04). Then come the decade 1990/2000 (3:48:19) and that 1980/1990 (3:49:12). The difference between the slowest and the fastest decade is only 140".
A not so marked difference despite the natural evolution in training and other factors (nutrition, strength work in training ...) that has developed in recent years.
 
9) On the average of the top 10 for each decade, curious as in the years 2000/2010 and 2010/2020 the average is the same.
 
 
 
General ranking (first 25 athletes averace of performances less than 3:46:00)
 
 
The 50 km. has been, in these 40 years, almost entirely dominated by European athletes. There have been some insertions of Mexican athletes (especially in the first decade) and in a few cases of Australian and Chinese athletes.
Lately the Japanese representatives are coming into the limelight.
Among the 25 athletes who have an average below 3:45:00: 19 they are European; 2 Japanese; 2 Australians and one each for Mexico and China.

 
 

 

 

 

Athletes

 

Nat.

Average 

10 best results

 

P.B.

 

Year

Difference

P.B - Average

1

Diniz

Fra

3:38:19

3:32:33

2014

286”

2

Nizhegorodov

Rus

3:39:31

3:34:14

2008

317”

3

Toth

Svk

3:40:39

3:34:38

2015

361”

4

Tallent

Aus

3:40:50

3:36:53

2012

237”

5

Korzeniowski

Pol

3:41:13

3:36:03

2003

310”

6

Weigel

Ger

3:41:28

3:38:17

1986

191”

7

Voyevodin

Rus

3:41:29

3:38:01

2003

208”

8

García J.

Esp

3:42:10

3:39:54

1997

136”

9

Gauder

Ger

3:42:40

3:39:45

1988

175”

10

Arai

Jpn

3:43:08

3:40:20

2015

168”

11

Zhao Chengliang

Chn

3:43:45

3:36:13

2005

452”

12

Tanii

Jpn

3:43:54

3:40:19

2014

215”

13

Matyukhin

Rus

3:44:04

3:40:13

1999

231”

14

Perlov

Rus

3:44:10

3:37:41

1989

509”

15

Konnonen

Fin

3:44:17

3:39:34

2000

273”

16

Andronov

Rus

3:44:17

3:40:46

2012

211”

17

Heffernan

Irl

3:44:44

3:37:54

2012

410”

18

Gonzalez R.

Mex

3:44:46

3:41:19

1978

207”

19

Deakes

Aus

3:45:05

3:35:47

2006

558”

20

Skurygin

Rus

3:45:18

3:36:42

2003

516”

21

Schwazer

Ita

3:45:20

3:36:04

2007

556”

22

Nymark

Nor

3:45:27

3:41:30

2006

237”

23

Ginko

Blr

3:45:30

3:42:20

1995

190”

24

Spitsyn

Rus

3:45:35

3:37:26

2000

489”

25

Odriozola

Esp

3:45:42

3:41:47

2005

235”

 

 
 
 
Ranking by decades (top 10 athletes)
 
 
1980 - 1990
 
(average of the best 10 averages obtained by athletes: 3:46:11)
 

 

 

 

Athletes

 

Nat.

Average 

10 best results

 

P.B.

 

Year

Difference

P.B - Average

1

Weigel

Ger

3:41:28

3:38:17

1986

191”

2

Gauder

Ger

3:42:40

3:39:45

1988

175”

3

Gonzalez R.

Mex

3:44:46

3:41:19

1978

207”

4

Suntsov

Rus

3:46:12

3:42:37

1985

157”

5

Meisch

Ger

3:46:50

3:43:14

1987

216”

6

Marin J.

Esp

3:47:20

3:40:46

1983

394”

7

Popovich

Rus

3:47:43

3:43:57

1989

226”

8

Bermudez

Mex

3:48:15

3:43:36

1979

179”

9

Szikora

Svk

3:48:19

3:42:20

1987

361”

10

Salonen

Fin

3:48:20

3:42:36

1986

344”

 

 

 

 

1990 - 2000

 
(average of the best 10 averages obtained by athletes: 3:45:28)
 
 
Jesus Angel García Bragado (Esp) has been included in this decade, although it is still in full activity, because it is the period where he obtained the best time and results.
 
 

 

 

Athletes

 

Nat.

Average 

10 best results

 

P.B.

 

Year

Difference

P.B - Average

1

García Jesus Angel

Esp

3:42:10

3:39:54

1997

136”

2

Matyukhin

Rus

3:44:04

3:40:13

1999

231”

3

Perlov

Rus

3:44:10

3:37:41

1989

509”

4

Konnonen

Fin

3:44:17

3:39:34

2000

273”

5

Ginko

Blr

3:45:30

3:42:20

1995

190”

6

Spitsyn

Rus

3:45:35

3:37:26

2000

489”

7

Rodriguez

Mex

3:46:20

3:42:45

1997

215”

8

Lipiec

Pol

3:46:57

3:40:08

1999

529”

9

Massana

Esp

3:47:40

3:38:43

1994

597”

10

Korepanov

Kaz

3:47:55

3:39:22

1999

513”

 

 

 

 

2000 - 2010

 

(average of the best 10 averages obtained by athletes: 3:43:43)

 
 

 

 

 

Athletes

 

Nat.

Average 

10 best results

 

P.B.

 

Year

Difference

P.B - Average

1

Nizhegorodov

Rus

3:39:31

3:34:14

2008

317”

2

Korzeniowski

Pol

3:41:13

3:36:03

2003

310”

3

Voyevodin

Rus

3:41:29

3:38:01

2003

208”

4

Zhao Chengliang

Chn

3:43:45

3:36:13

2005

452”

5

Andronov

Rus

3:44:17

3:40:46

2012

211”

6

Deakes

Aus

3:45:05

3:35:47

2006

558”

7

Skurygin

Rus

3:45:18

3:36:42

2003

516”

8

Schwazer

Ita

3:45:20

3:36:04

2007

556”

9

Nymark

Nor

3:45:27

3:41:30

2006

237”

10

Odriozola

Esp

3:45:42

3:41:47

2005

235”

 

 
 

2010 - 2020

 

(average of the best 10 averages obtained by athletes: 3:43:43)

 
 

 

 

 

Athletes

 

Nat.

Average 

10 best results

 

P.B.

 

Year

Difference

P.B - Average

1

Diniz

Fra

3:38:19

3:32:33

2014

286”

2

Toth

Svk

3:40:39

3:34:38

2015

361”

3

Tallent

Aus

3:40:50

3:36:53

2012

237”

4

Arai

Jpn

3:43:08

3:40:20

2015

168”

5

Tanii

Jpn

3:43:54

3:40:19

2014

215”

6

Heffernan

Irl

3:44:44

3:37:54

2012

410”

7

Sudol

Pol

3:46:13

3:41:20

2013

293”

8

Augustyn

Pol

3:46:14

3:43:22

2016

172”

9

Si Tianfeng

Chn

3:46:25

3:38:48

2011

457”

10

Li Jianbo

Chn

3:46:42

3:39:01

2012

461”

 

 

 

 

All full rankings in the Statistics Section - 2020 or by clicking directly on this link: click here

 

 



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