Definition of race walking in English:

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race walking


The activity or competitive sport of walking at a very fast pace: the two main muscle groups used while race walking are the abdominal and glute muscles [as modifier]: the 1,500-meter race-walking event
More example sentences
  • Leah took up race walking last year, inspired by her older sister.
  • Also, I may have to rethink the idea that jogging is faster than race walking.
  • Unlike in running, according to the sport's rules, one foot must remain in contact with the ground in race walking.



Example sentences
  • I use my lunch break to run, race-walk, do weight-training or other exercises.
  • Granted, I race-walk instead of run, but I walk just as fast as many of my running counterparts - I've clocked 11-minute miles during a half-marathon race.
  • This columnist became the youngest person in history to race-walk 100 miles in less than 24 hours when I completed it in 21 hours 40 minutes 13 seconds - at the tender age of 20.

race walker

Example sentences
  • At least one race walker crossed the finish line about 100 yards ahead of me.
  • He is also an outstanding cross-country runner as well as being a world class race walker.
  • For hardcore runners and race walkers, pace is the number to watch.

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Syllabification: race walk·ing

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