The Republic top race walking athlete, Edmund Sim has failed in his bid to break the long-standing 50 kilometers road men walk (5:07:03 – Arumugan Kannan, 1969) event last Saturday.
Although unsuccessful he walked away with a new personal best, shaving off some 46 minutes from his last best effort of 6 hours and 4 minutes set in December 2011.
The 29-year-old was in Cape Town South Africa for the Race Walking Championships . Edmund crossed the finishing line in a time of 5 hours and 18 minutes, his final position four out of a total eleven competitors.
Good job Edmund.
SAA would like to thank Athletics South Africa for taking care of our athlete.