racewalking
noun Date: 1954 the competitive sport of racing at a fast walk while maintaining continuous foot contact with the ground and keeping the supporting leg straight • racewalk intransitive verbracewalker noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Running — Runner redirects here. For other uses, see Runner (disambiguation). This article is about the type of locomotion in humans. For running in horses, see Horse gait. For locomotion in dogs, see Gait (dog). For general locomotion, see Gait. For other …   Wikipedia

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