Meaning of race walking

race' walk"ing

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the sport of rapid, continuous-foot-contact walking, requiring that the trailing foot not be lifted until the other meets the ground and the knee locks momentarily, and executed in an upright, rhythmic stride with the arms usually held bent and high and pumped close to the body. Also called
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