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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My next competition is the Team Racewalking World Cup (in Taicang, China) in May.
Mexico has had racewalking champions for many years, their first Olympics walking medalists winning silver in 1968 and gold in 1976 in the 20-kilometer race.
He kept trying to convince me to switch to racewalking.
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Wrexham's Steve Walker finished second in the M50 racewalking in the British Masters' 5k championships in Horwich.
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That is why, in other countries, we have bushwalking, racewalking, weight-walking, hillwalking, volksmarching, tramping, and hiking.
The world governing body have decided to officially recognise for the first time road-running and racewalking performances for most distances as world records --and Radcliffe can therefore claim to hold the best marks at ten kilometres, 20K and the marathon.
The schedule also included nine demonstration events: men's and women's archery, Chinese boxing (quanshu, formerly an official competition in the days when guoshu was still a nationally significant form), badminton, men's gymnastics, diving, water polo, baseball, racewalking, and mini-soccer.
I am only five blocks from my apartment, but there are no blaring horns, no exhaust fumes, and no one glaring at my peculiar racewalking gait.