The Latest: 20K walk gets action underway on Day 2 at worlds

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Posted: Aug 22, 2015 8:48 PM
The Latest: 20K walk gets action underway on Day 2 at worlds

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all local times):

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8:35 a.m.

Competitors in the 20-kilometer walk have left the stadium at the start of Day 2 at the world championships.

China and Japan are aiming to capitalize on the absence of athletes from Russia, where the race walking program is under heavy scrutiny amid a doping scandal.