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ROB
HEFFERNAN

20KM RACE WALK, 50KM RACE WALK
Born February 28, 1978
Age 40
Place of Birth Cork, Ireland
Club Togher AC
Coach Marian Heffernan

Rob was crowned World 50km Race Walking Champion at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, becoming Ireland’s third ever gold medallist at World Championship level. He currently holds eight national records on the track and road including his stunning 3.37.54 national 50km record he set on route to placing fourth at the London 2012 Olympics. Rob is married to fellow Irish Track and Field International Marian Heffernan.

Notable Results

World Championships Moscow 2013 50K Walk Gold
2012 London Olympics 50k Walk 4th Place
2010 European Track and Field Championships Barcelona 50km Walk 4th Place
2010 European Track and Field Championships Barcelona 20km Walk 4th Place
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