Colombia's Arevalo claims men's 20km race walk title at worlds

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LONDON, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Eider Arevalo of Colombia claimed the men's 20km race walk title at the IAAF World Championships here on Sunday.

It was the first gold medal for Colombia at the London worlds.

Arevalo, the former world junior champion, recorded a new national record of 1 hour 18 minutes and 53 seconds, also improving his previous best by 52 seconds.

Authorized neutral athlete Sergei Shirobokov finished runner-up with two seconds adrift. Brazil's Caio Bonfim ranked third in 1:19:04.

China's Wang Kaihua finished seventh. Enditem

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