Great Britain will be represented by eight race walkers at this year’s edition of the European Race Walking Cup which takes place in Alytus, Lithuania on 19 May.
The British team will be fielding a team of four athletes in the 20km race walk including national record-holder and Olympic sixth-placer Tom Bosworth who will be making his sixth appearance at the European Race Walking Cup. Bosworth just missed out on a medal in Podebrady two years ago but his fourth-place finish represented the best ever finish by a Brit in championship history.
Very proud to make the team for this competition, for the 6th time! it was my debut in a GB kit 10years ago.
I remember thinking I’d be lucky to make another GB team again!
Two years ago I finished 4th, with the men’s 20k team also finishing 4th... this time around! https://t.co/JLDIuqIpXc
— Tom Bosworth (@TomBosworth) April 9, 2019
The Brits also just missed out on a team medal in the 20km race walk but they could make another push for the podium as a collective in Alytus. The most in-form of the quartet is 2016 world U20 10,000m race walk champion Callum Wilkinson who moved to second on the British all-time list with a British U23 record of 1:21:34 in Podebrady on Saturday when he finished sixth.
They are joined by Cameron Corbishley who set a British U23 record in the 50km race walk of 3:53:20 to move to second on the British all-time list in Podebrady and two-time Olympian in the 50km race walk Dominic King.
On the women’s side, Bethan Davies and Heather Lewis will be joined by newcomer to the British team Erika Kelly while Christopher Snook is the sole U20 representative in the 10km race walk.