Olympian walks one mile faster than most people can run
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.