Olympian walks one mile faster than most peo­ple can run

Canadian Running - - CROSSROADS -

Bri­tain’s Tom Bos­worth walked one mile (1,609 m) faster than many run­ners can cover the same dis­tance in set­ting a world record.

The Olympian walked 5:31.08 for the mile (3:25 per kilo­me­tre pace) to win the men’s event at the 2017 Lon­don Di­a­mond League over the sum­mer. The mile is four laps of a 400 m track, plus an ad­di­tional 9 m. The 27-year-old re­ceived two warn­ings (for hav­ing both feet off the ground at the same time; a.k.a. run­ning), and “eased back ” over the fi­nal 400 m. A third warn­ing would have re­sulted in a dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

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