How fast are Olympic speed walkers?

So how fast are the race walkers able to get moving? In the women’s 20 km race at the Tokyo Olympics, Italy’s Antonella Palmisano won the Olympic gold with a time of 1:29.12. That means she was doing a 7-minute, 11-second mile. The men’s gold medal-winning time was 1:21:05, or a pace of a 6-minute, 31-second mile.

What speed do speed walkers walk at?

A fast walking pace or speed is:

12 minutes per mile (5 miles per hour) 7.5 minutes per kilometre (8 kilometres per hour)

How fast can race walkers run?

Power walkers reach a maximum comfortable walking pace of about 5.7 mph. Race walking is done competitively, and national-class male race walkers cover a 20-kilometer — 12.5-mile — race in approximately one hour and 30-minutes. That is about 8 to 9 mph.

Is jogging or power walking better?

You can burn more calories this way than walking at your usual pace. … Power walking burns a similar number of calories as running. For example, power walking at 4.5 mph for one hour would burn the same as jogging at 4.5 mph for one hour. For an effective workout, try pace training.

Can you walk a mile in 10 minutes?

A noncompetitive, relatively in-shape runner usually completes one mile in about 9 to 10 minutes, on average. If you’re new to running, you might run one mile in closer to 12 to 15 minutes as you build up endurance.

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Is fast walking an Olympic sport?

Among the 48 track and field events, there are three race walks included in the Olympic program: men’s 20km, women’s 20km and men’s 50km. The 50km is the longest track and field event at the Olympics, and the Tokyo Games could mark the last time it’s raced in its current iteration.

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