Yes, race walking is an Olympic sport. Here’s how it works.

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  • Published on:  Thursday, August 11, 2016
  • Race walking is an incredible sport — it's time you understood it. Vox's Brian Resnick and Phil Edwards looked into race walking rules, race walking technique, and race walking form, and it turns out to be a fascinating Olympic sport. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: /philedwardsinc1/

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  • Taruli Luli
    Taruli Luli  2 days ago

    I alway have my knee bent when I first have contact to the ground. I tried having my knee straight and omg the difference.

  • Evan0706
    Evan0706  3 days ago

    It looks so funny when they do it lol

  • ALFredo Cuomo
    ALFredo Cuomo  7 days ago

    This is more intense than running and better on the knees!

  • Sophia Nistor
    Sophia Nistor  7 days ago

    haha

  • John Blackwood
    John Blackwood  7 days ago +1

    race walking is an Olympic sport while Football and Baseball aren't...

  • Emzy Saphire
    Emzy Saphire  14 days ago

    Also i love how 80's this video feels 😂

  • Emzy Saphire
    Emzy Saphire  14 days ago

    How was this an Olympic sport? and yet climbing has only just now been added to the Olympics?

  • lite codes
    lite codes  14 days ago

    Ultra Pompous Presentation
    All this emphasis and money spent for nonsense

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas  14 days ago

    How do you know that they are not cheading?

  • 2gats69ing
    2gats69ing  14 days ago +4

    Thats how I walk when im yards away from a toilet with explosive diarrhea.

  • MATHKUTTY Joan
    MATHKUTTY Joan  21 days ago

    Kerala india like

  • jupiter is a bean
    jupiter is a bean  28 days ago

    this looks painful. Looks like it chafes a lot

  • Di'an Le Draugr
    Di'an Le Draugr  a months ago

    That looks really harsh on the knees

  • Marco Frey
    Marco Frey  a months ago +1

    Still not convinced this should exist.

  • BallisticIre
    BallisticIre  a months ago

    vroooooooom vrooooooooooooom

  • Thanos in daa hood
    Thanos in daa hood  a months ago +1

    I'm straight



    Just sayin

  • Isaac Rajagopal
    Isaac Rajagopal  a months ago

    4:38 theyre all breaking the rules by lifting 2 feet

  • Avi Krish
    Avi Krish  a months ago

    Vox by far has the best youtube of any news corporation.

  • K channel
    K channel  a months ago

    Why am I watching this 😂

  • Luca Pham-trong
    Luca Pham-trong  a months ago

    walk racer at the pool:
    Lifeguard: No running
    walk racer: I'm not running