Friday, August 20, 2004 :::


race walking?
omg... what turds.

check out the rules.

Olympic race-walk form
True race-walking events are judged and participants must be careful to maintain their form. Race walking is a contest to cover a set distance faster than the opposition, while abiding by two rules (USATF #39 & 150).
1. Race Walking is a progression of steps so taken that the walker makes contact with the ground so that no visible (to the human eye) loss of contact occurs. This means that before a race walker lifts their rear foot off the ground, their leading foot must make contact with the ground. For a brief moment the heel of the leading foot and the toe of the rear foot appear to be in contact with the ground simultaneously.
2.� The advancing leg must be straightened (i.e., not bent at the knee) from the moment of first contact with the ground until in the vertical position. When beginning walkers first hear this rule they sometimes think that they must walk with their legs straight all the time, this is not true. The only requirement of this rule is that when a race walker's lead foot strikes the ground, their leg should be straight. It must stay straight until it passes under the body. Then it will have to bend to swing forward.

*rolling eyes*

::: posted by tinafish at 2:15 AM :::