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Australian walking titles for NZ Olympians

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/12/2016
Image of Quentin Rew © Christian Petersen/Getty Images Image of Quentin Rew

Quentin Rew and partner Alana Barber have both secured titles at the Australian racewalking championships in Melbourne.

Rew was a comfortable winner of the men's 20km race, finishing more than 3min clear of the field.

Alana Barber attends a press conference in the Main Press Center in Rio. © Matt Hazlett/Getty Images Alana Barber attends a press conference in the Main Press Center in Rio.

Barber was less than a minute ahead of Australian runner-up Beki Smith in the women's 20km.

The Kiwi couple both competed at the Rio Olympics in August, with Rew's 12th placing over 50km the best result.

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