London - Marc Mundell has set a new African record in the men's 50km walking race, as he finishing 32nd overall in a time of 3:55:32.
The event was won by two-time world champion Sergei
Kirdyapkin, who claimed an Olympic record in the 50 kilometer race walk, the
longest event in the track and field program.
The victory gave
Russia its fifth gold to further cement its second-place standing in the
track and field medals table behind the overpowering Americans, who
through a glorious morning sunshine in 21 C (70F) heat at the Mall, in
front of Buckingham Palace, Kirdyapkin crossed in 3 hours, 35 minutes,
59 seconds to slash 1 minute, 10 seconds off the Olympic record of 2008
champion Alex Schwazer, the Italian who was kicked out of the London
Games because of doping.
Australia's Jared Tallent finished 50 seconds behind to get the silver and Si Tianfeng of China got the bronze.