Race Walking Technique

Can You Be Too Legal?

After spending so much time learning to walk legally, you might begin to wonder: is there harm walking too legally?  Observe the photographs below.


Both walkers are completely legal. Actually, they are overly legal. By leaving the rear foot on the ground too long, they become inefficient.

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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