Maria Perez breaks the world record for walking 35 km

By Le Figaro with Reuters



Maria Perez MIKE SEGAR

The Spaniard broke the women’s 35 km world walking record by 29 seconds.

Spain’s Maria Perez broke the world record for the women’s 35km walk by nearly half a minute at the European Team Walking Championships on Sunday, eclipsing the mark set by Peru’s Kimberly Garcia a year ago only two months.

Carrying the Spanish flag, Perez broke the record in the World Athletics Race Walking Tour Gold event with a time of two hours, 37 minutes and 15 seconds in the Czech town of Podebrady, 29 seconds faster than Garcia’s mark .

Perez completed the Spanish podium by finishing more than eight minutes ahead of Raquel Gonzalez, while Cristina Montesinos took third place.

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