2004 Olympic Race Walking Photo Story

The laps go by with Ivanova Olimpiada ever present at the front of the pack.  Here Hongjuan Song (1372, China), Yelena Nikolayeva (2916, Russia), 1089 Jane Saville (1089, Australia) and Maria Vasco (1628, Spain) join her in the front. 

Coming around the turn you can really see how close the lead pack is bunched.

Tsoumeleka, Saville, and Platzer

I constantly hear vertically challenged people say they can't walk fast because their legs are shorter.  Well Athanasia Tsoumeleka might think differently and so do I.

Vail Still Gutting it Out

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