/ New world record for mile.

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Moley on 09 Jul 2017
5m 31secs, for Brit Tom Bosworth, walking. That's a quick walk for anyone!
Lion Bakes on 09 Jul 2017
In reply to Moley:

Video link?

Moley on 09 Jul 2017
Yanis Nayu - on 09 Jul 2017
In reply to Lion Bakes:

No paint to watch drying?
steveriley - on 10 Jul 2017
In reply to Moley:

I really struggle with this. Impressive speed and something I could only dream of with both feet off the ground. But the thing is, his are. And all the other race walkers. The BBC clearly made an editorial decision to focus on the top half of the walkers because it's very easy to spot them lifting. The whole sport relies on allowing a limited number of infractions visible to the 'naked eye'. Too judgement-based, too fiddly for me.

Or as my eldest said: 'that's just running weirdly!'
Dave Kerr - on 10 Jul 2017
In reply to Moley:

Are there crawling, wandering and strolling records too? They would seem to have about the same standing.
john arran - on 10 Jul 2017
In reply to steveriley:

> ... something I could only dream of with both feet off the ground.

Me too ;-)

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john arran - on 10 Jul 2017
In reply to Dave Kerr:

> Are there crawling, wandering and strolling records too? They would seem to have about the same standing.

There used to be backwards-running and hopping races. Far easier to judge than almost-but-not-quite-run-lift-one-foot-on-the-ground-walking.
Dave Kerr - on 10 Jul 2017
In reply to Moley:

You've posted this in the wrong forum too. ;)
Moley on 10 Jul 2017
In reply to Dave Kerr:

> You've posted this in the wrong forum too. ;)

Not really, it seems to fall into the "running with a foot on the ground" category
I wonder how fast he could actually run?
Shani - on 10 Jul 2017
In reply to steveriley:

> Or as my eldest said: 'that's just running weirdly!'

In 70's language, it is competitive 'mincing'.

BobtheBagger on 15 Jul 2017
In reply to Moley:

I raced many years ago, when in my teens, and at that time it was clear......maintain unbroken contact with the ground......having watched the 'record' it was very easy to see almost all of them were clearly 'lifting' so I'm afraid that made it a bit of a non-event. After that showing I can't see walking appearing at anymore Diamond League type meetings.

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