I hope your training is going well for our last GP before Octobers SA Champs. I have been suffering these last 12 days, recovering from a fall on Monday 8th August. Easy walking is ok the problem is with tech drills, especially hips and anything more than ‘slow’. The accident was unforeseeable. This……. blond wanting …

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WALKER OF THE WEEK My Walker of the Week is pretty straight forward this week – it is of course 24 year old Dane Bird-Smith who took the bronze medal in the Olympic 20km walk in Rio last Friday afternoon. His time of 1:19:37 saw him only 23 seconds behind Chinese gold medallist Wang Zhen …

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What a race Friday night in Rio. The Chinese are just too good, very motivated to do well, super fit and dedicated. The fact that only 63 out of 121 starters finished, confirmed that Racewalking is a “war of attrition”. The commentators for the race, besides talking a fair amount of rubbish, rightly stated several …

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WALKER OF THE WEEK My Walker of the Week this time around goes to 18 year old Melbourne walker Adam Garganis who scored an inaugural win in the Victorian 30km roadwalk championship last Sunday morning. His time of 2:23:39 was a very impressive 15 minute PB and confirms Adam’s wonderful potential over the longer distances. …

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A short comment about Bob’s note re. ‘Walking the Dream’. Keeping in mind basic RW rules and definition about what RW actually is, I can’t get my head around the comments such as, “next launch”, and why anyone should want to work out “the efforts needed to stay airborne”, and how they are in any …

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For sure Racewalking is not the most popular sport. In fact in T&F Athletics it is rated rather low on the popularity ladder despite being for example in the States by far the most recreational sport 20 years ago, and the number of walkers has further increased since from over 70 million to close to …

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