The Spasmic Glory Of Race Walking In GIFs

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll stick your tongue out like a true race-walking OG.

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Race walking is like running, except you have to keep one foot touching the ground at all times and your leg, when touching the ground, needs to be perfectly straight. Deadspin has an expansive guide if you're curious for more information.

The eventual winner will finish in one hour, 18 minutes, and 46 seconds. That's a little faster than 6:30-minute miles. Walking. You can close your mouth now.

But his feet tell the real story. Seriously, no joke: this stuff is impressive. Having to worry about both speed and adhering to some specific style during a race is a serious challenge.

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Here's the finish. China owns race walking.

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