Toth will be ready
LIVIGNO (ITA): Slovak 50 km walking world champion from last year Matej Toth is in full preparation for the Olympic race currently at 2208 m altitude in Livigno, Italy. “Training is going well, I was able to achieve all what was planned in the same quantity and quality as last year before Beijing,” said Toth who will fly to Brazil on August 6 but will be at Juiz de Fora camp before moving to Rio just 2 days before his race on August 19.
RunBlogRun Opines: I posted pieces on Yohan Deniz and Matej Toth to remind our dear readers that these guys are rock stars. Walking 50,000 meters, 31.6 miles in heat and humidity, while keeping allowable form is not something anyone can do. The Vo2 Max of race walkers is parallel to cross country skiers and highly trained distance runners. For Slovakia, Matej Toth is one of their finest athletes and millions will watch him on TV, rooting for Mr. Toth to bring home the hardward.