WALKING RACES , a
See also:form of athletic sports, either on road or track . Road walking is the older form of the
See also:sport . The records for the chief walking distances were as follows in 191o: The record distance walked in 1
See also:hour was 8 m . 339 yds. by the
See also:amateur G . E . Larner in 1905; in 8
See also:hours, 5o m . 1190 yds. by another English amateur, J .
See also:Butler, in 1905 ; in 24 hours, 131 m . 58o! yds. by T . E . Hammond in 1908 . About the
See also:year 1875 there was a revival of
See also:interest in professional walking, which took the form of " go-as-you-please " competitions, extending over several days, usually six .
These may be classed as walking contests, for, although
See also:running was allowed, it was seldom practised, excepting for a few moments at a
See also:time, for the purpose of
See also:relief from cramped muscles . The
See also:great difficulty in competitive walking is to keep within the rules . A "
See also:fair gait " is one in which one
See also:foot touches the ground before the other leaves it, only one
See also:leg being bent in stepping, namely, that which is being put forward .
WILLIAM WALKER (1824-1860)
WALL (O. Eng. weal, weall, Mid. Eng. wal, wane, ada...
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