The Macquarie Dictionary Online:race walking
noun the sport of competitive walking. Also, racewalking
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language:race·walk·ing
The sport of walking for speed, the rules of which require the racer to maintain continual foot contact with the ground and to keep the supporting leg straight at the knee when that leg is directly below the body.http://www.yourdictionary.com/racewalking
Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Edrace·walk·ing
the competitive sport of walking at high speed while maintaining foot contact with the ground at all timeshttp://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictio...
Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition]race walk·ing
sport of racing when walking: the sport of racing at a fast walking pace, with rules that require walkers to keep at least one foot on the ground at all times
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary:race walking n.
an act or the practice or sport of walking as a contest of speed, requiring a continuous progress of steps in which one or the other of the feet is always in contact with the ground.http://articles.latimes.com/2003/feb/21/sport...
The IOC's policy-making executive board even opted to keep race walking
in the Summer Games, an event that for years has been under fire because the rules have been subject to considerable interpretation, with judges unsure whether a competitor is walking or impermissibly running.http://articles.latimes.com/1988-11-10/news/v...
When Torrellas talks about racewalking
, she is talking about that stylized strut (elbows high, legs straight, hips rolling) you have probably seen in televised track meets.