British Athletics has named a seven-strong team for the event in Rome

A total of seven athletes are to represent Great Britain at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Rome from May 7-8.

Tom Bosworth leads the team and the multiple UK record-holder will contest the 20km event in Italy.

Bosworth broke the British 20km walk record when securing victory at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Slovakia last month. The 26 year-old clocked 80:41 to earn a notable victory over a strong field.

Also in action in Rome will be 50km race walk London 2012 Olympian Dominic King, who last competed in these championships 12 years ago.

Bethan Davies goes in the senior women’s race looking to continue the form which saw her set a national indoor record over 3000m in February. The Cardiff athlete will contest the 20km distance next month and will be looking to improve her own Welsh record of 1:36.07.

The junior men’s team heading to Rome took first place at the European Athletics meeting in Podebrady, Czech Republic, last weekend when competing for England. Callum Wilkinson won the 10km event in 41:33, just two seconds outside his British junior record, and will target the mark once again in Rome. Wilkinson, who finished seventh at the European Junior Championships last summer, is joined by Guy Thomas and Cameron Corbishley.

The trio finished sixth at the European Cup of Race Walking last summer, which is the highest ever finish for a British junior men’s team at the event. They will be hoping to replicate a similar strong performance in the Italian capital.

In the junior women’s race, Emma Achurch will compete over 10km, fresh from equalling her personal best over the distance last weekend when she clocked 47:49 in Podebrady.

GB team for the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships

Senior men
Tom Bosworth
Dominic King

Senior women
Bethan Davies

Junior men
Cameron Corbishley
Guy Thomas
Callum Wilkinson

Junior women
Emma Achurch