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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.
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the activity of racing by walking fast rather than running
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Both parents and students will also engage in the activities, which will also feature a 10km walk.
They raised the money thanks to all of the Glenboig pupils taking part in a 5k run before their summer sports day; and then a group of 30 youngsters, staff and parents tackling the 10km walk in Glasgow in August.
The daily running shaped me well to be who I am today," he recalls.His final action while in secondary school was at the national secondary schools' athletics competition at Kisii in 2008 where he finished third in 10km walk.
Moseley Park WALK Walk It You can sign up for a 5km or 10km walk to help people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
The passionate supporters of the St Asaph based hospice will set of on a 10km walk at 5am on Saturday 7 July, starting the weekend on a very positive foot raising valuable funds for this very worthy cause.
Leah's mum Joanne and sister Molly will be taking part in a 10km walk in April in aid of the LOROS hospice where Leah volunteered and they have set up an online fund-raising page.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 17 (ANI): Priyanka Patel shattered a 14-year-old record in the girls 10km walk at the 5th National Race Walking Championships in New Delhi on Saturday when she crossed the finish line in 49:01:81 seconds.
(TAP) - Tunisian athlete Bahaeddine Gatri, who finished in first place in the 10km walk, tied with Ethiopian Wale Yonanis Algaw on Friday morning in Tlemcen (Algeria) at the second day of the Africa U20 Athletics Championships was ranked second in the photo finish, Nejib Bougottaya, secretary-general of the Tunisian Athletics Federation told TAP.
Around here is La Circuit St Antoine - a 10km walk which explores the village and surroundings and offers stunning views of vineyards and mountains.
Walkers started at Roald Dahl Plass and could walk 4km towards the Cardiff Bay Barrage before meandering back or they could continue to Penarth and around the marina for the 10km walk.