How did this ever become a competitive sport and an Olympic event? It's ridiculous.
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and unlike beach volleyball, they don't get nearly nekkid.
Imodium can't stop me.
I tried it once. It hurts.
You know why?
When you want to walk somewhere, like, really, really fast... you RUN.
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This is the most ridiculous "saport" ever. It looks like everyone is trying to find the bathroom while clamping their ass cheeks together lest they shit themselves.
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The first time I saw this activity, I was beset with a herculean urge to reacquaint myself with a sniper rifle.
They are definitely racing...in a controlled, polite, almost retarded manner....so....not really racing.....Back when it all started...can imagine..."Right Aristophanes, the "Who can throw the piece of cow dung the furthest" was fun...now let us try competing against each other in some sort of race.....I know...we will try and go as fast as we can without taking our feet off the ground....and accentuate our hips in a painful, hypnotic, side to side rocking motion...thus making us look like complete cunts"....
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Not a sport imo, I think it is just stupid. There is a competition of sorts, but it just doesn't stack up against a sport where someone is actually exerting themselves, not the exertion of trying to keep one foot on the ground (which seems to be the only issue). Stupid slow running.
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Some race walkers may be ex-runners who have gotten injured from running (you're less likely to get injured from race-walking - less pounding) but want an alternative that's as close as possible. But personally, as a runner, I'd never consider it. If I couldn't run any more I'd swim instead.
It certainly does look ridiculous, but it's not the most ridiculous Olympic event that I have seen over the past two weeks. At least the winner is the first competitor to cross the line. This makes it more competitive than 'Come Dancing for Posh Twats on Horseback', 'Synchronised Anything', 'Falling off a Board and Landing in a Swimming Pool', and 'Prancing About with Coloured Ribbons to Cheesy Music in Too Much Make-Up and a Swimming Cozzy'.
i admire their courage. my vanity would never permit me to race-walk.