Robert Heffernan (R) of Ireland and Jianbo Li of China compete during the Men's 50km Walk of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 11 (Getty Images)
Robert Heffernan (R) of Ireland and Jianbo Li of China compete during the Men's 50km Walk of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 11 (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY Ireland Ireland
  • DATE OF BIRTH 28 FEB 1978
Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
3000 Metres Race Walk 11:14.09 Cork 04 JUL 2009
5000 Metres Race Walk 18:59.37 Gavà 30 JUN 2007
10,000 Metres Race Walk 38:27.57 Dublin 20 JUL 2008
10 Kilometres Race Walk 39:15 La Coruña 17 SEP 2011
20 Kilometres Race Walk 1:19:22 Cheboksary 10 MAY 2008
35 Kilometres Race Walk 2:33:31 London (The Mall) 11 AUG 2012
50 Kilometres Race Walk 3:37:54 London (The Mall) 11 AUG 2012
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
3000 Metres Race Walk 11:10.02 Cardiff 02 FEB 2002
5000 Metres Race Walk 18:51.46 Belfast 26 JAN 2008
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
3000 Metres Race Walk Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 11:14.29 Cork 17 JUL
2009 11:14.09 Cork 04 JUL
2005 11:27.6 Tullamore 21 AUG
2000 11:27.06 Tullamore 13 AUG
5000 Metres Race Walk Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 18:59.37 Gavà 30 JUN
2004 19:21.63 Sligo 30 MAY
2001 19:07.90 Biala Podlaska 02 JUN
10,000 Metres Race Walk Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2011 40:12.64 Dublin (Morton Stadium) 07 AUG
2010 39:07.21 Dublin 11 JUL
2009 38:50.60 Cork 04 MAY
2008 38:27.57 Dublin 20 JUL
2007 39:11.78 Dublin 22 JUL
2005 40:32.74 Dublin (Morton Stadium) 23 JUL
2004 39:00.04 Dublin 24 JUL
2002 38:47.66 Dublin 13 JUL
2001 38:58.83 Dublin 21 JUL
10 Kilometres Race Walk Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 40:13 London (The Mall) 04 AUG
2011 39:15 La Coruña 17 SEP
2010 39:21 Kraków 29 MAY
2005 39:24 Almería 13 FEB
2004 40:01 Kraków 12 JUN
2002 39:48 Dublin 15 JUN
20 Kilometres Race Walk Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 1:20:57 Lugano 16 MAR
2013 1:21:59 Lugano 17 MAR
2012 1:20:18 London (The Mall) 04 AUG
2011 1:20:54 Lugano 20 MAR
2010 1:20:45 Lugano 14 MAR
2009 1:22:09 Berlin 15 AUG
2008 1:19:22 Cheboksary 10 MAY
2007 1:20:15 Royal Leamington Spa 20 MAY
2006 1:22:24 København 01 OCT
2005 1:24:20 Miskolc 21 MAY
2004 1:20:55 La Coruña 05 JUN
2003 1:23:03 Sesto S. Giovanni 01 MAY
2002 1:20:25 Naumburg 05 MAY
2001 1:21:11 Royal Leamington 22 APR
2000 1:22:43 Eisenhüttenstadt 17 JUN
1999 1:32:14 Mézidon-Canon 01 MAY
35 Kilometres Race Walk Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 2:33:31 London (The Mall) 11 AUG
50 Kilometres Race Walk Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 3:37:56 Moskva (Luzhniki) 14 AUG
2012 3:37:54 London (The Mall) 11 AUG
2011 3:49:28 Naumburg 24 SEP
2010 3:45:30 Barcelona (O) 30 JUL
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
3000 Metres Race Walk Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 11:13.92 Athlone 27 JAN
2005 11:15.19 Nenagh 16 JAN
2002 11:10.02 Cardiff 02 FEB
2001 11:19.27 Birmingham 27 JAN
5000 Metres Race Walk Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 19:13.03 Athlone 17 FEB
2012 19:06.58 Belfast 11 FEB
2011 19:09.56 Belfast 19 FEB
2010 19:24.64 Belfast 06 FEB
2009 19:23.27 Belfast 07 FEB
2008 18:51.46 Belfast 26 JAN
2007 19:11.58 Belfast 17 FEB
2005 19:20.8 Nenagh 05 FEB
2004 19:05.60 Belfast 15 FEB
2003 19:16.95 Belfast 15 FEB
2002 18:53.09 Nenagh 17 FEB
2001 19:12.31 Nenagh 04 FEB
2000 19:51.69 Nenagh 13 FEB
Honours - 20 Kilometres Race Walk
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
The XXX Olympic Games 9 1:20:18 London (The Mall) 04 AUG 2012
IAAF World Race Walking Cup 2012 11 1:21:51 Saransk 12 MAY 2012
12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 15 1:22:09 Berlin 15 AUG 2009
The XXIX Olympic Games 8 1:20:36 Beijing (National Stadium) 16 AUG 2008
23rd IAAF World Race Walking Cup 9 1:19:22 Cheboksary 10 MAY 2008
11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 6 1:23:42 Osaka 26 AUG 2007
10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics f DQ Helsinki 06 AUG 2005
28th Olympic Games f DQ Athína (Olympic Stadium) 20 AUG 2004
21st IAAF World Race Walking Cup 27 1:22:58 Naumburg 02 MAY 2004
8th IAAF World Championships 14 1:25:02 Edmonton 04 AUG 2001
27th Olympic Games 28 1:26:04 Sydney 22 SEP 2000
19th IAAF World Race Walking Cup 70 1:32:14 Mézidon-Canon 01 MAY 1999
Honours - 50 Kilometres Race Walk
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
14th IAAF World Championships 1 3:37:56 Moskva (Luzhniki) 14 AUG 2013
The XXX Olympic Games 4 3:37:54 London (The Mall) 11 AUG 2012
13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics f DNS Daegu 03 SEP 2011