Walker Rew finishes 30th

New Zealand race walker Quentin Rew produced a personal best performance in finishing 30th in the Olympic 50km walk today. Rew, 28, finished strongly, threading his way through the field of 63 and clocked 3h 55min 03s, which beat his previous best for the distance by nearly four minutes. The race was won by veteran Russian Sergey Kirdyapkin in 3h 35.59s, an Olympic best, with Australian Jared Tallent second.
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