Alex Schwazer

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Alex Schwazer (born December 26, 1984 in Sterzing) is an Italian race walker.

Schwazer won the bronze medal in the 50 km race at the 2005 World Championships in a national record time of 3:41.54 hours. At the 2007 World Championships he finished tenth in the 20 km race and won bronze again in the 50 km race (with the quickest finish ever measured on this event, of 3:37:04.08). He was the runner-up at the 2008 IAAF World Race Walking Cup and went on to win gold at the 50 km walk at the 2008 Summer Olympics, setting a new Olympic record with his time of 3:37:09.

He started his 2010 campaign with two wins on the 2010 IAAF World Race Walking Challenge circuit: first he won the 20 km at the Gran Premio Citta di Lugano in an Italian record time, breaking Maurizio Damilano's 18-year-old record with a time of 1:18:23.20.. European Athletics (2010-03-14). Retrieved on 2010-03-17. Just prior to the IAAF World Race Walking Cup he won at the Coppa Città di Sesto San Giovanni.Sampaolo, Diego (2010-05-02). . IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-05-02.

He is dating figure skater Carolina Kostner.

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