What is racewalking?
we start training lets look at what this sport is and then
determine what we need to do to succeed. Firstly its an
endurance sport, the distances raced get quite large, very
quickly culminating in 50km race for men. Secondly its a
technical sport with very specific rules on how you will perform
So if you are a big powerful athlete with lots of muscle and
don't like concentrating on your technical form then perhaps
this sports not for you! If you like running, like distances and
enjoy both a mental and physical challenge then this is the
sport for you.
"Rule 230 IAAF:
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.
The advancing leg
shall be straightened (i.e. not bent at the knee) from the
moment of first contact with the ground until the vertical
A copy of the IAAF
rules booklet can be downloaded by
All IAAF rules and
regulations for all events can be found by
|How to race walk?
introduction to walks can be found on the
website. There you can learn about rules, techniques and
basic training progressions. The pictures used on the site are
accurate and the explanations clear and concise.
|More about racewalking
website racewalk.com provides you with the basics of the sport
and is a wonderful resource. Please use the links to this page
to look for other resources, training tips and fault