IAAF Race Walking Challenge

Coach Korzeniowski confident that Paquillo is on track to realise his Olympic dreams

Speaking after a day at the office, with his daughter bouncing on his knee, Robert Korzeniowski now lives a far more conventional lifestyle than that of the full-time athlete. But away from his job in Polish television, the four-time Olympic champion still has a strong foothold in the world of race walking - in coaching his former rival Francisco ‘Paquillo’ Fernández, as well as promoting the Krakow leg of the IAAF Race Walking challenge.

Prior to travelling to the first event in the 2008 Challenge at Chihuahua, Mexico, next weekend, Robert asserted his confidence that Spain’s leading walker (shortened by Robert to Paco) is on track in his preparations and revealed some of their plans for helping him realise his dreams in Olympic year and beyond.

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IAAF - Portugal's Susana Feitor would have preferred to be relaxed and focused when the IAAF Race Walking Challenge comes to her home town this weekend.

Unfortunately, this week the 2005 World Championship 20km silver medallist has had to deal with the loss of some vital equipment for the modern-day globetrotting athlete.

“I had my car broken into and had my possessions stolen including my laptop computer, camera, iPod and Adidas kit..."