race walking


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race walking

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 when that leg is directly below the body.
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The selection committee which met under the chairmanship of Olympian GS Randhawa picked Sandeep Singh and Jitendra Singh Rathore for men's 50km Indian team for the IAAF World Race Walking Championships to be held in Taicang, China on May 6.
The success of MTR HONG KONG Race Walking 2013 was made possible by the generous support from partner organisations and sponsors Citizen Watches (HK) Limited, Marathon Sports, Bonaqua and Aquarius, Mugwort Body Wash, Lion Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited, Herbalgy Pharmaceutical Ltd.
She added: "I feel the decision has set back race walking in this country in a big way.
When you've gotten into the groove of race walking, it's hard to break out of that.
If running is taking its toll on your body and you'd like an alternative that can keep you racing, give race walking a try.
Instead of letting your arms hang freely at your sides as in regular walking, in race walking you bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle.
New Delhi [India], Feb 18 ( ANI ): Soumya B shattered a national record en route to winning a gold medal in the women's 20 km event at the Enerzal National Race Walking Championships in New Delhi on Sunday.
Over the Northern Counties Winter League series held over five races in Yorkshire, Redcar Race Walking Club retained the winners' trophy they took in 2013.
The race is a favourite for the Leeds-based athlete since taking up race walking eight years ago.
Gray, who has only been race walking for about 16 months, hopes to bring her time down to "around 1:35:00" this season, with next year's goal being the Olympic "A" standard of 1:33.
Jackson dominates race walking in the UK, she won last month's Aviva UK Championship by nearly three minutes and her time would also have secured her bronze in the men's race.
COVENTRY GODIVA'S Mark O'Kane made his debut in a Great Britain vest when he took part in the European Cup of Race Walking in Metz, France.