Thierry Toutain (Fourmies, 14 February 1962) is a French former athletewho competed mainly in the walk. He was world record holder on three different songs, of which he is the record on the 50,000 m walk had possession of the longest, about fourteen and a half years.
Toutain came on the big tournaments usually out on the 20 km walk. He made his Olympic debut in 1988 at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, and was 18th. At the1992 Olympics , he was disqualified, at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta , he was tenth. Also at the World Championships he ran not in prices; his best result was a ninth place at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo.
Though he received medals in European context. At the 1990 European Championships in Split , he received a bronze medal at the same number after the Pavol Blažek , who defeated Spaniard Daniel Plazaand the. Four years later he joined the EK by 1994 from on the 50 km walk, and captured the silver far behind the Russian Valeri Spitsyn and just in front of the Italian Giovanni Perricelli.
After Toutain in 1994 the European record on the 50,000 metres race walk on the course had improved, his compatriot René Piller took him off again, and broke that record soon afterwards even the world record. On 29 september 1996 repeated Toutain, however, that tour de force, and suggested in Héricourt world record in 3: 40.57, 9 hours. This record remained to 12th March 2011, when his compatriot Yohann Diniz took 5.5 minutes from there. Toutain is from 1991 to 1992 also been in possession of the world records in the 30,000 m and 2 hours walk. These records were taken over by Maurizio Damilano.
Thierry Toutain broke his hip, In 1993 after he was scooped up by a bicycle. He is married, has a child and is a police officer by profession. He is currently a trainer.
- French champion 20 km walk-1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996
- 50 km walk race champion-1988, 1993, 1997
|1 hour walk||15.167 m||2 June 1993||Delle|
|20,000 m walk||1: 21.14, 9||22 March 1992||Héricourt|
|2 hour walk||29.090 (ex-WR)||24 March 1991||Héricourt|
|30,000 m walk||2: 03.56, 5 (ex-WR)||24 March 1991||Héricourt|
|50,000 m walk||3: 40.57, 9 (ex-WR)||29 september 1996||Héricourt|
|20 km walk||1: 20.43||19 april 1997||Poděbrady|
|50 km walk||3: 43.52||13 August 1994||Helsinki|
- 1988: 18th OS-1: 22.55 h
- 1989: Jeux de la Francophonie-1: 35.08
- 1990: she EK-1
- 1991: World Cup-1: 20.56
- 1991: 9th World Cup 1: 21.22
- 1992: DQ OS
- 1996: 10th OS-1: 21.56
- 1997: 22nd World Cup-1: 20.43
- 1999: 48th World Cup-1: 29.10