Race Walking Technique

Carry that Knee Low

Driving your knee high as your leg swings forward not only wastes energy, but also gives you the appearance of walking illegally.  Appearances are a bigger issue than judges care to admit.  Observe the following figures showing a high knee drive. A walker with this style gives the appearance of excessive loss of contact with the ground, even if there is a double support phase.

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Introduction Basic Technique Rules Foot Placement Foot Strike Knee Carriage Rear Foot Transitioning Overstriding Hips Hand Position Arms Posture Shoulders Hills and Crowns Championship Form