One of the very special aspects of my new job is to meet Olympians and athletes of all kinds. In my first few weeks I have had loads of introductory meetings with athletes, sport federations and other olympic related folks. One of my favourites so far is a morning meeting which evolved into trying a new sport with Evan Dunfee. Evan is a leading Race Walker in the world and an all around nice guy.
Evan wrote a great article about Race Walking, which I recommend you read. And here is a primer on Race Walking:
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