SANTIAGO, Chile (Oct. 28) — The track and field action at the Pan American Games—Santiago 2023 picks up again on Sunday, spotlighting the Women’s and Men’s 20km Race Walk Finals. Live updates, including the start list and live stream, will be accessible for both events.
Kicking off at 6:00 a.m. ET, the women’s race boasts a high-caliber field. You can Watch live stream on Panam Sports Channel free of charge. Latest live results and updates are available here.
Loaded Women’s 20km Race Walk Final
Among the top contenders are two-time world champion Kimberly García Leon of Peru, South American champion Glenda Morejón of Ecuador, and Alegna Aryday González of Mexico, who finished fifth at both the World and Olympic levels.
Kimberly García Leon, a silver medalist in 2019 and fifth-place finisher in 2015, is eyeing her first Pan American Games 20km Race Walk title.
Entering as the favorite, the 30-year-old has a season and personal best time of 1:26:40, which she clocked at La Coruña 2023.
Also in the mix is Glenda Morejón, the 2022 World Race Walking Cup and 2021 South American Championships victor. She boasts a personal best of 1:25:29 and recorded a time of 1:27:40 at the World Championships in Budapest earlier this year.
Other notable entrants include Olympian Alegna Aryday González of Mexico, Vivi Santana of Brazil, and Evelyn Inga of Peru.
Men’s 20km Race Walk Final Returns All Three Medalist From 2019
On the men’s side, the 20km Race Walk Final is slated for 8:30 a.m. ET, featuring the podium finishers from the 2019 edition. Defending champion Brian Pintado of Ecuador will face off against 2019 silver medalist Caio Bonfim of Brazil and bronze medalist José Alejandro Barrondo of Guatemala.
The long-standing Pan American Games record of 1:20:17, set by Mexico’s Bernardo Segura in 1999, could be in jeopardy if the athletes perform near their peak levels.
Bonfim, fresh off a bronze medal at the World Championships in Budapest, where he set his personal best of 1:17:47, aims to add another Pan American Games medal to his collection, having already secured bronze and silver in previous editions.
Pintado, who finished a disappointing seventh in Budapest, is keen to reclaim his form and secure a second Pan American title.
Other notable competitors in the men’s race include Colombia’s Eider Arevalo and Mexico’s José Luis Doctor.
The men’s final will feature eight competitors who have clocked times under 1:20:00, setting the stage for a highly competitive race.