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Alex Wright wins Prestigious Swiss 20k Race Walk

Alex Wright (Leevale  AC) wins in Switzerland

Alex Wright Lugano 2017

Tom Bosworth, England Athletics, 2nd; Alex Wright, Athletics Ireland, 1st and Miguel Angel Lopez, Spain, 3rd


Alex Wright Brendan Boyce Lugano 2017L

Alex Wright and Brendan Boyce - Photo: Ray Flynn


Leevale AC's Alex Wright has won the prestigious 14th Mario Albisetti 20k Race Walk, in Lugano, Switzerland, today.  Alex joins a illustrous list of previous winners. From the very early stages, Alex was in either second position, or led the race, winning by a margin of 34 seconds.


Brendan Boyce Cian McMenamon Lugano 2017

Brendan Boyce ans Cian McManamon 'mixing it' with the field - Photo: Ray Flynn

Brendan Boyce and Cian McManamon were also in action in the event, finishing in 11th and 12th places respectively, with Brendan walking his second fastest ever, 1:25:35, holding off Cian, who recorded a PB, 1:25:51 and qualified for the European Championship.


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Results of Lugano Trophy – 14° Memorial Mario Albisetti


Lugano Trophy Results 2017


Lugano Trophy Results 2017L2


Alex's Race Splits and Positions

2k 5 00:07:58 00:07:58
4k 3 00:16:08 00:08:10
6k 2 00:24:20 00:08:12
8k 1 00:32:32 00:08:12
10k 2 00:40:39 00:08:07
12k 1 00:48:47 00:08:08
14k 1 00:56:56 00:08:09
16k 2 01:05:02 00:08:06
18k 1 01:13:12 00:08:10
20k 1 01:21:18 00:08:06


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