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Ram Baboo sets new 35km racewalk National Record

Ram Baboo improves his own national record for men's 35km racewalk.

Ram Baboo sets new 35km racewalk National Record

Racewalker Ram Baboo in action during an event. (Photo credit: NationalGames/Twitter)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 25 March 2023 10:56 AM GMT

Ram Baboo, on Saturday, set a new national record for men's 35km racewalk by clocking an impressive 2:29:56. He was competing at the Dudinska 50 - a World Athletics Tour Gold level event.

The 24-year-old Indian also finished fifth in the race behind Mexico's Morales, Brazil's Bonfim, China's Cui, and Canada's Dunfee in the process.

Ram Baboo improved his own national record of 2:31:36 set during the National Racewalking Championships in February earlier this year.

Though Baboo managed to clock a sub-2:30 time, he just about missed on achieving the qualification standard for the 2023 World Athletics Championships to be held later this year.

The qualification standard reads 2:29:40 - the Indian missed it by a mere 16 seconds.

Ram Baboo had shot to fame during the 2022 National Games last year. He had clocked a then national record timing of 2:36:34 in Gujarat.

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