Definition of race walking in English:

race walking

Syllabification: race walk·ing

noun

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
  • The boys took to race-walking like ducks to water, and they have the results to prove their dedication and application, which they hope will propel them to new heights in Glasgow on Saturday.
  • There's nothing groovy about race-walking, but it requires the same dedication, the same commitment, and at least equal training to get among the medals.
  • However, race-walking isn't the first discipline that springs to most minds when contemplating the schedule of track and field events.

Derivatives

race-walk

verb
More example sentences
  • It's a warm, sticky Thursday, around 10 a.m., and I'm race-walking.
  • Unheralded, the Dalton brothers, James and Chris, race-walked their way into the teenage record books, winning several titles, competing on Irish teams, and without fanfare.
  • I use my lunch break to run, race-walk, do weight-training or other exercises.

race walker

noun
More example sentences
  • Race walkers, marathoners, and cross country athletes were all there together.
  • He organises and operates training camps for elite race walkers in Mexico, where race walkers from all over Europe go to train.
  • For hardcore runners and race walkers, pace is the number to watch.

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