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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.


a person who participates in racewalking
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BACK with a bang - that's top Teesside racewalker Johanna Jackson.
On this summer morning, Gray, a 26-year-old racewalker from Eugene, is being asked to walk 8,000 meters at a fixed pace, take a break, and then walk another 8K, incrementally increasing her pace after each 2K interval.
His turning point came with a kidney transplant in 2009 - though he then ignored medical advice and got back to training as a racewalker, his defiant, competitive streak seeing him go on to set a world record.
Last night there was more Irish Olympic heartache after another medal hope, racewalker Rob Heffernan, finished a disappointing ninth in the men's 20km event.
Gurmeet Singh, a 20km racewalker, will also be joining these athletes at the session.
As a racewalker my feet take a light but steady pounding--especially during events over 5K.
A former masters swimmer, Boies still competes in triathlons, and also as a racewalker.
Whether you're a first-timer, an accomplished relay walker, or avid racewalker, the Willamette Valley Relay is a great way to commit to training to go the distance while having fun.
The 54th Annual Western Hemisphere Marathon announces a major coup 54 years in the making: famed runner Bill "Mad Dog" Scobey and racewalker Fran Bustos are signed to launch the Marathon's first-ever training program.
She has also set 30 world records in her career and taken her place in the House of Lords as a ''people's peer'' Jo Jackson - Redcar's Olympic racewalker.
Olympic racewalker Debbi Lawrence will be on hand in New York and Chicago to answer fitness questions, provide tips on racewalking and participate in racewalk challenges against consumers.
indoor champion Kellie Wells, and longtime racewalker and Olympic torch carrier Gary Morgan.