ANCIENT RACE WALKING


The origin of the Ancient Race Walking (1908-1956) is in some walkers of 19th century (Pedestrianism) like Robert Barclay Allardice.

Ancient Race Walking first appeared in the Olympics Games in 1908.

In the Ancient Race Walking, the walker only had to walk with one foot in permanent contact with the ground. Ancient Race Walking was similar to Speed Walking.

In 1956, the new IAAF Rule changed the Race Walking.

The origin of Speed Walking is in the Pedestrianism and the Ancient Race Walking.

ANCIENT RACE WALKING (1908-1956)

-The walker must walk doing an alternating movement of feet and arms.

-The walker must walk with one foot in permanent contact with the ground.

RACE WALKING (TODAY)

-The walker must walk doing an alternating movement of feet and arms.

-The walker must walk with one foot in permanent contact with the ground.

-The leading leg must be straightened as the foot makes contact with the ground and remain straightened until the leg passes under the body.