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JOHN SOUCHECK
Events: Race Walk
Height: 6-0
Weight: 152
PRs: 50 km Race Walk - 4:42:59 (2002); 20 km Race Walk - 1:39:22 (2000)
Born: September 3, 1965, Queens, NY
Current Residence: Little Silver, NJ
High School: Smithtown (NY) HS West -1983
College: Rutgers University 1987
Club: Shore Athletic Club
Coach: self

Career Highlights: 6th at 2001 Pan Am Race Walk Cup 50 km; Ranked 6th in U.S. at 50 km in 2001; Ranked 8th in U.S. at 50 km in 2002

Began racewalking in high school when the mile walk was on the NY State High School program. Returned to the event in late 1992 to maintain general health and fitness. Employed as a safety director by MTA New York City Transit."Walking is my stress relief; when it stops being fun, I'll hang up my shoes." Married to his wife Ellen since 1992 with two daughters, Emily and Kristen.

2003: 9th - USA 10 km Race Walk Championships
2002: 8th at USA 50 km Championship in PR 4:42:59; 59th at IAAF Racewalking World Cup 50 km; Ranked 8th in US
2001: 7th at USA 50 km Championship (4:43:52); 6th at Pan Am Racewalk Cup 50 km; Ranked 6th in US
2000: Set 20km PR of 1:39:22
1999: 12th at USA 50 km Championship in 4:51:19, 50 km best of 4:43:20; 20 km best of 1:39:28
1997: 20km best of 1:39:38
1995: 14th at USA 50 km Championship; 50 km best of 4:50:51

8/25/03

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