Racewalking

My personal racewalking pages. Having discovered the Olympic sport of walking around 1985, I've been hooked ever since (on and off).

Polar Bear 10 Mile Racewalk
Asbury Park, NJ

20 km, XI World Veterans Athletic Championships
Niagara Falls, NY 1995

5 km, XI World Veterans Athletic Championships
Buffalo, NY 1995

History of Race Walking

The XII and XIII century tradition of the English "footmen", who alternated running and walking as they accompanied their masters' coaches on long trips, inspired the walking competitions which were first held between 1775 and 1800 in England. These contests were over Six Days, 24 hours, etc.

In 1866 a 7 mile walking race on track was introduced to the British championships. In 1908 walking was introduced to the Olympic Games in London with a 3500m and a 10 mile race. Only the 10 mile race was conserved in 1912. Two races were present again in the 1920 games: 3km and 20km.

In 1924, only the 10km race was conserved but, in view of the large number of irregularities encountered, walking was eliminated altogether from the 1928 Games.

Olympic walking was re-introduced in 1932 over a 50km distance and at 10km and 20km in 1948. In 1952 20km and 50km distances were used as men's Olympic distances.

Women's race walking contests were first recorded in Czechoslovakia in 1932. 10km competitions were part of the IAAF World Championships for the first time in 1991 and the Olympic Games a year later.

Personal Information & Articles by Me (Curt Sheller)

Steps Per Minute Calculation Methods - Start on the road to better racewalking technique. Figure out just how many steps per minute you are taking and your average stride length. Remember "pace = stride length x steps per minute"

Ohio Racewalker

Ohio Racewalker

3184 Summit St.
Columbus, OH 43202
USA

Links

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from the Ohio Racewalker web site

The Ohio Racewalker published by 1964 20k walk Olympian Jack Mortland.

(Ed. ) Before the advent of the Internet the Ohio Racewalker was the best resource for race walking information and results from around the world.

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My Personal Racewalking Web Pages

  • Language - Translations of Racewalking and or walking as spoken around the world. Pretty entertaining stuff.
  • My Yearly PR's - 1996, 1997, 1998

Racewalking Quick Links

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