The Latest: Diniz wins 50-kilometer walk at worlds

France's Yohann Diniz competes in the 50-kilometer race walk during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Marti

Finland's Veli-Matti Partanen, Norway's Havard Haukenes, Ecuador's Andres Chocho and Japan's Hirooki Arai, from right, pass by Buckingham Palace as th

Japan's Hirooki Arai, Finland's Aleksi Ojala, Ecuador's Andres Chocho, Mexico's Horacio Nava, Norway's Havard Haukenes and China's Yu Wei, from left,

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local):


11:40 p.m.

Yohann Diniz of France won the men's 50-kilometer walk at the world championships.

The three-time European champion won in 3 hours, 33 minutes, 12 seconds on the two-kilometer loop in central London. At 39, Diniz is the oldest man to win a gold medal at the world championships.

The Frenchman's time was the second fastest in history. Diniz also set the world record of 3:32:33 in 2014.

Hirooki Arai was second in 3:41:17, two seconds ahead of Japanese teammate Kai Kobayashi in third.


10:35 a.m.

The walks set the pace for a furious final day at the world championships with 11 finals and a final tribute to Usain Bolt.

Under clear skies near Buckingham Palace, the men and women walkers both had their 20- and 50-kilometer races before the action was to return to the Olympic Stadium in the evening.

The United States was expected to add more to its medal haul with the 4x400-meter relays, where Allyson Felix is favored to win a 16th world championship medal.

Other finals are in the women's 800, 5,000 and discus, and the men's high jump and 1,500.


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