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stride

in gait (usually walking or running): the interval between an event of one foot (e.g. heel-strike or toe-strike) and the next occurrence of the same event of the same foot. stride length the distance between the position (e.g. heel contact) of one foot and the subsequent position of the same foot. May also include other support devices such as crutches. Should be the same for each foot as long as movement is in a straight line (i.e. not in a curve). Usually measured in metres. stride rate the number of strides per minute.

stride

body movement during two successive steps (see step)
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He fed Mahon who didn't break stride before crashing a left-foot drive across Sorensen.
He hit it first time, a cross so perfect Hernan Crespo did not have to break stride to thunder a header past Antonio Doblas.
Job didn't break stride, side-footing with his right, low into the corner from the edge of the area for a lovely finish.
Montoya, who already has had a string of more bruising clashes with the older and more successful Schumacher to his credit, barely bothered to break stride when he learned of Ralfis comments yesterday.
They may have had a gallant heart but their football was inept, never forcing Arsenal to break stride, let alone sweat.
The little one-twos, always giving you a great ball and never having to break stride to take it.
Benarbia, after 28 minutes, ignored the left flank exertions of Danny Tiatto to slip a brilliant pass in to Wanchope's feet and the striker did not break stride to tuck his second away.
He showed a fabulous first touch by taking the ball on the side of his foot - and it set him up in a way that meant he didn't have to break stride.
The Belgian ranged forward and nodded Watson's cross into the path of the Colombian, who did not even break stride before volleying past Pressman.
Faulconbridge didn't even break stride and, as the ball looped over his left shoulder, volleyed home a 20-yard winner.