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Encyclopedia > Race walking
Men's 20 km walk during the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, Finland. The man on the far right is illegally "lifting".
Men's 20 km walk during the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, Finland. The man on the far right is illegally "lifting".

Racewalking or speed walking (a term disliked by racewalkers) is a special long-distance race event in athletics in which the participants must walk. It is distinguished from running by the requirement that at any time at least one foot has contact with the ground (judged by the naked eye) and the supporting leg must be straightened (not bent at the knee) from the moment of the first impact of the foot with the ground until the supporting leg passes below the body). The participants swivel and tilt their hips to lengthen their strides and strive to get up on the toe as high as possible, while keeping the leading foot on the ground. World-class racewalkers can walk a mile (1.6 km) in under six minutes. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 980 KB) Race walking in Mannerheimintie, Helsinki, Finland in 2005 World Championships in Athletics, August 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 980 KB) Race walking in Mannerheimintie, Helsinki, Finland in 2005 World Championships in Athletics, August 2005. ... Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ... Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki City manager Jussi Pajunen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 342nd 185. ... A race is a competition of speed. ... Athletics, also known, especially in American English, as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events, which can roughly be divided into running, throwing, and jumping. ... Walking is the main form of animal locomotion on land, distinguished from running and crawling. ... Man Running - Edward Muybridge Horse Running - Edward Muybridge Running is by definition the fastest means for an animal to move on foot. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Leg has multiple meanings: For the limbs of animals that support them above the ground: in the case of the legs of humans, see Human leg; in the case of the legs of horses, see Equine leg; in the case of the legs of crabs, lobsters, and their close relatives... An x-ray of a human knee In human anatomy, the knee is the leg joint connecting the femur and the tibia. ...


In competition, racewalkers are expected to maintain good form and are penalized for bending the knee as it passes under the body or having no foot-to-ground contact. The latter infraction is known as lifting. There are judges on the course to monitor form and three judges submitting "red cards" for violations results in disqualification. There is a scoreboard placed on the course so competitors can see their violation status. If the third violation is received, the chief judge removes the competitor from the course by showing a red paddle. For monitoring reasons, races are held on a looped course or on a track so judges get to see competitors several times during a race. A judge could also "warn" a competitor that they are in danger of losing form by using a yellow paddle showing either lifting or bent knees. Disqualifications are routine at the elite level, a particularly infamous incident was the disqualification of Jane Saville a few hundred metres from a gold medal in front of a home crowd at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. Jane Saville (born November 5, 1974 in Sydney) is an Australian race walker who won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ...


Race walking is an Olympic sport with distances of 20 kilometers for both men and women and 50 kilometers for men only. Fitness-wise, it is said to exceed the caloric requirements of running because of stronger arm motion and less efficiency than running. Of course, the pace is slower than the same person could run the distance so time expended to burn the same calories is greater. The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... A calorie is a unit of measurement for energy. ...

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Race walking in film

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Top 10 performers

Accurate as of January 1, 2006.

Men

20 km

Mark Athlete Nationality Venue Date
1:17:21 Jefferson Pérez  Ecuador Paris August 23, 2003
1:17:22 Francisco Javier Fernández Flag of Spain Spain Turku April 28, 2002
1:17:23 Vladimir Stankin Flag of Russia Russia Adler February 8, 2004
1:17:33 Nathan Deakes Flag of Australia Australia Cixi April 23, 2005
1:17:41 Hongjun Zhu  China Cixi April 23, 2005
1:17:46 Julio René Martínez Flag of Guatemala Guatemala Eisenhüttenstadt May 8, 1999
1:17:46 Roman Rasskazov Flag of Russia Russia Moscow May 19, 2000
1:17:53 Zhide Cui  China Cixi April 23, 2005
1:17:56 Alejandro López Flag of Mexico Mexico Eisenhüttenstadt May 8, 1999
1:18:04 Lingtang Bo  China Beijing April 7, 1994

Jefferson Pérez (born 1974) is an Ecuadorian track and field athlete. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador_(state). ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world Paris is Frances capital and largest city, straddling the river Seine in the north central part of the country. ... Fransisco Javier Fernández (born March 6, 1977 in Guadix) is a Spanish race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Province Western Finland Region Finland Proper Sub-region Turku City manager Mikko Pukkinen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 311th 245. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Adler is a common German name; it means eagle. ... Nathan Deakes (born August 17, 1977) is an Australian race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Map of Germany showing Eisenhüttenstadt Eisenhüttenstadt ( pronunciation) is a town in Brandenburg, Germany. ... Roman Rasskazov (born April 28, 1979) is a Russian race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: (help· info)) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Map of Germany showing Eisenhüttenstadt Eisenhüttenstadt ( pronunciation) is a town in Brandenburg, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... (help· info) (IPA peiË© tɕɪŋ˦), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...

50 km

Mark Athlete Nationality Venue Date
3:35:29 Denis Nizhegorodov Flag of Russia Russia Cheboksary June 13, 2004
3:36:03 Robert Korzeniowski Flag of Poland Poland Paris August 27, 2003
3:36:06 Chaohong Yu  China Nanjing October 22, 2005
3:36:13 Chengliang Zhao  China Nanjing October 22, 2005
3:36:20 Yucheng Han  China Nanjing February 27, 2005
3:36:42 German Skurygin Flag of Russia Russia Paris August 27, 2003
3:37:26 Valeriy Spitsyn Flag of Russia Russia Moscow May 21, 2000
3:37:41 Andrey Perlov Soviet Union USSR Leningrad August 5, 1989
3:37:46 Andreas Erm Flag of Germany Germany Paris August 27, 2003
3:37:58 Shucai Xing  China Nanjing February 27, 2005

Denis Nizhegorodov (born July 26, 1980) is a Russian race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Cheboksary (Russian: Чебокса́ры, Chuvash: Шупашкар /transliteration: Shupashkar/) is a city in Russia, capital of Chuvashia. ... Robert Korzeniowski (born July 30, 1968 in Lubaczow, Poland) is a Polish racewalker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world Paris is Frances capital and largest city, straddling the river Seine in the north central part of the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Nanjing (Chinese: 南京; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Nan-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Nanking), is the capital of Chinas Jiangsu Province and a city with a prominent place in Chinese history and culture. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Nanjing (Chinese: 南京; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Nan-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Nanking), is the capital of Chinas Jiangsu Province and a city with a prominent place in Chinese history and culture. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Nanjing (Chinese: 南京; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Nan-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Nanking), is the capital of Chinas Jiangsu Province and a city with a prominent place in Chinese history and culture. ... German Skurygin (born September 15, 1963 in Vutno) is a Russian race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world Paris is Frances capital and largest city, straddling the river Seine in the north central part of the country. ... Valeriy Spitsyn (born December 5, 1965) is a Russian race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: (help· info)) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world Paris is Frances capital and largest city, straddling the river Seine in the north central part of the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Nanjing (Chinese: 南京; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Nan-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Nanking), is the capital of Chinas Jiangsu Province and a city with a prominent place in Chinese history and culture. ...

Women

20 km

Mark Athlete Nationality Venue Date
1:24:50 Olimpiada Ivanova Flag of Russia Russia Adler March 4, 2001
1:25:18 Tatyana Gudkova Flag of Russia Russia Moscow May 19, 2000
1:25:20 Olga Polyakova Flag of Russia Russia Moscow May 19, 2000
1:25:29 Irina Stankina Flag of Russia Russia Moscow May 19, 2000
1:25:59 Tamara Kovalenko Flag of Russia Russia Moscow May 19, 2000
1:26:22 Yan Wang  China Guangzhou November 19, 2001
1:26:22 Yelena Nikolayeva Flag of Russia Russia Cheboksary May 18, 2003
1:26:23 Liping Wang  China Guangzhou November 19, 2001
1:26:28 Irina Pudovkina Flag of Russia Russia Adler March 12, 2005
1:26:35 Hongyu Liu  China Guangzhou November 19, 2001
Athletic events
Sprints: 60 m | 100 m | 200 m | 300 m | 400 m; ".." Hurdles: 100 m hurdles | 110 m hurdles | 400 m hurdles

Middle distance: 800 m | 1500 m | 3000 m | steeplechase Olimpiada Ivanova (Олимпиада Иванова in Russian, born August 26, 1970 in Munsjuty, Chuvashia) is a Russian track and field athlete who has 4 medals from the major events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Adler is a common German name; it means eagle. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: (help· info)) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: (help· info)) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... Irina Stankina (born March 25, 1977 in Saransk) is a Russian race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: (help· info)) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: (help· info)) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Location within China Canton, China redirects here. ... Yelena Nikolayeva (born February 1, 1966 in Akshiki Chuvashskaya) is a Russian race walker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Cheboksary (Russian: Чебокса́ры, Chuvash: Шупашкар /transliteration: Shupashkar/) is a city in Russia, capital of Chuvashia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Location within China Canton, China redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Adler is a common German name; it means eagle. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Location within China Canton, China redirects here. ... Sprints are races in athletics. ... 60 metres is a sprint event in athletics. ... 100 m is the classic sprints race distance. ... 200 m is a sprint running event. ... 400 m is a common track running event. ... Hurdling is running over obstacles. ... A hurdling World Champion, Perdita Felicien, Canada. ... The 110m Hurdles are an Olympic track and field athletics discipline run by men. ... Womens 400m Hurdles The 400m Hurdles are an Olympic track and field (athletics) discipline. ... Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... 800m is a common track running event. ... The 1,500 metres is a premier middle distance track event. ... The steeplechase was initially a form of horse-racing, but the term is now applied to similar other events as well. ...


Long distance: 5,000 m | 10,000 m | half marathon | marathon | ultramarathon Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. ... 5000 metres, a popular running distance also known as a 5 km, colloquially five-K. This distance is typical for all types of running races; from cross-country, to the road, to the track. ... ... In athletics, a half marathon is a race over half the distance of a marathon, i. ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... An ultramarathon is any running event longer than the marathon length of 42. ...


Relays: 4 x 100 m, 4 x 400 m; ".." Race walking During a relay race, members of a team take turns swimming or running (usually with a baton) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. ... The 4 × 100 metres relay or sprint relay is an athletics track event run in lanes over one lap of the track with four runners completing 100 meters each. ... The 4 x 400 metres relay or long relay is an athletics track event in which teams comprise four runners who each complete 400 metres or 1 lap. ...


Throws: Discus | Hammer | Javelin | Shot put Statue of discus thrower in Botanic Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark Alternate meaning: Discus fish The discus throw is an athletics (track and field) throwing event. ... Insert non-formatted text herehrown is a heavy steel ball attached to a wire rope, maximum 4 ft (1. ... A high school athlete throwing the javelin. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ...


Jumps: High jump | Long jump | Pole vault | Triple jump Gold medal winner Ethel Catherwood of Canada scissors over the bar at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Officials watch as Salim Sdiri of France jumps at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Pole vaulting is an athletics event where competitors use a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar, similar to the high jump, but at much greater heights. ... The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, step and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ...


Combination: Women's pentathlon | Heptathlon | Decathlon The womens pentathlon was contested in the Olympics from 1964 until 1980, and it was replaced in the 1984 games with the heptathlon. ... A heptathlon is a sportive contest made up of seven events (from the Greek hepta (seven) and athlon (contest)). More specifically, the term heptathlon refers to an athletic (track and field) event consisting of seven events. ... A decathlon is a sportive contest made up of 10 events. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
USATF'S RACE WALKING RULE 150 (437 words)
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.
In a race held on a track, no competitor is allowed to receive assistance or refreshment from any person during the progress of the race unless specified by the Games Committee in charge of the event.
Race Walking events shall be so arranged as to ensure that the entire event is held in daylight or with suitable artifical light.
Walking (1644 words)
Walking can be enjoyed anywhere, and it's an excellent way to bring the family together and enjoy the great outdoors, or to collect one's thoughts away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Race walking is little more than moving as fast as possible while keeping one foot on the ground at all times.
Race walkers should be aware that more aches and pains are likely to crop up with the faster pace during training.
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