Race Walking

Overview

Race walking, or race walking, is a long-distance athletic event. Although it is a foot race, it is different from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times. Stride length is reduced, so to achieve competitive speeds, racewalkers must attain cadence rates comparable to those achieved by Olympic 400 metre runners, and they must do so for hours at a time since the Olympic events are the 20 kilometre race walk and 50 kilometre (31 mi) race walk.

For more information please contact our international race walker John Payn.