Share this entry

race walking Line breaks: race walk|ing

Definition of race walking in English:


[mass 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-metre 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.



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

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.

Definition of race walking in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources