racewalking

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racewalking

(rās′wô′kĭng)
n.
The sport of walking for speed, the rules of which require the racer to maintain continual foot contact with the ground and to keep the supporting leg straight at the knee from first contact with the ground until that leg is directly below the upper body.

race′walk′ v.
race′walk′er n.
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MAPUTO (TAP) - Tunisian athletes captured the top two positions at the 20 km walk Men's and Women's events of the 2011 All-Africa Games played on Wednesday in Mozambique.