Colin Young, sports historian and former competitive athlete, offers advice to race walker, Estle Vijeon. As Chris Maddocks discovered many times, his knowledge and enthusiasm knew no bounds.
Pictured in 2012, American Lis Shepard cuts a patriotic dash before her next race walk. Mad as a box of frogs, she is also very clever, and a firm supporter of her fellow athletes.
Simon Baker was well on the way to winning the 1989 World Cup 50km race walk in 3hrs 43 minutes at L'hospitalet, near Barcelona. Fatigue however, did not seem to affect his aim with the grubby wet sponge, as photographer Chris Maddocks was about to find out!