Si leads 10 seconds ahead of Erokhin, Bakulin and Kirdyakapkin - Russia 2-3-4.
Heffernan 8th 63 secs off Si, whose 10 seconds clear of Russian 3
Si now passing Buckingham Palace, chased by those three Russians. Last time anything like that happened, it was the 80s, and there were umbrellas involved.
It's "No" for Si, s he is overhauled by the three Russian walkers at the front.
Colin Griffin has stepped off the course, DQ???
At 40k, Kirdyapkin is front of a bunch with Si, Bakulin, Erokhin, then 5 Tallent 16", 6 Li 46", 7 Heffernan 48"
Rob Heffernan up to seventh with 10k to go, and 48 seconds to make up. He's made his move.
The only man ahead of Heffernan with two warnings now is Jarred Tallent in fifth.
Colin Griffin has fouled out I'm afraid to say.
Just passed Tanii, who had been up with Heffernan throughout, now being wheeled away in a wheelchair unfortunately.
Heffernan 6th place 48 secs about in the difference
Li and Heffernan are now the official chasing group, so are 6th and 7th.
Russia 1-2-3, Si 4th, with Heffernan and Li now 6th and 7th.
Gust of wind blows across the mall taking dust and leaves with it.
Kirdyapkin leads at 44km, Bakulin, Erokhin and Si are 8 seconds behind, Tallent is still there in 5th 20 seconds down, Heffernan and Li 6th and 7th
Jarred Tallent in 5th has 31 seconds on Heffernan and Li in 6th and 7th.
Barrondo DQed from ninth place. Poor lad.
Bakulin in second and Tallent in fifth are both on two fouls.
Kirdyapkin leads at 44km, Si, Tallent, Bakulin and Erokhin are spread out 10 seconds down on so - Heffernan and Li could take the back marker.
Heffernan 44 seconds off the lead, 2 laps to go.
Kirdyapkin pushing away from Si and Tallent, 20 second gap, then Bakulin in 4th 30 sec behind lead, Erokhin 40 sec down.
Heffernan and Li are right behind Erokhin in 6th and 7th.
Erokhin is being reeled in, so Heffernan and Li will shortly be battling for 5th place.
@ExtraTimeNews It is quite the thriller. You've got to love race walking!
Heffernan and Li have overtaken Erokhin - Li 5th, Heffernan 6th.
Sanchez of Spain has removed what appears to be a sizable book from his shorts and throw it away? Hallucinations have clearly begun.
@alancaw What is this sleep thing you speak of?
45km - Kirdyapkin leads Tallent and Si by 26", 4th Bakulin 49", 5th Heffernan 58", 6th Li 58"
Heffernan chasing 4th place, 8 seconds difference
According to @PatM65, it was in fact a sponge for Sanchez - which makes sense.
Heffernan on his own in fifth now after surging past Li. Bakulin in fourth is just in front of him.
This is brilliant from Heffernan, he's moved at precisely the right time after getting off slow.
Heffernan makes a move, 25 seconds behind the bronze and has made a move
Heffernan overtakes Bakulyn to go fourth.
Kirdyapkin leads Tallent by 25 sec, Si third falling back, Heffernan in fourth is 32 seconds down on bronze
Kirdyapkin is off to win, 30 secds clear, Tallent in secdon is six seconds clear of Si in third, with Heffernan in fourth33 seconds down on Si.
Tallent still has two warnings, as is the only one in front of Heffernan in this position. Rob still fourth, 30 secs down on bronze.
i make it 36 seconds of a gap for bronze, maybe just a little too much.
Kirdyapkin still with a 30-sec lead over Tallent, with Si third and Heffernan fourth with very good rhythm and he's coasting. Tallent in second looks slower.
Kirdyapkin has a 27-second lead over Tallent, who is on two fouls. Li third, Heffernan fourth. 2.5km to go.
Kirdyapkin has taken the bell with 2km to go
Kirdyapkin has taken the bell with 2km to go - Tallent 2nd is 31 secs down - Si stuggling in third is 48 down
Tension is unreal, Russian officails are pacing up and down, complete nerves on the Irish fans.
Gap between Si in third and Heffernan in fourth with 2km to go is 41 seconds