Monday, January 2, 2012

Ian Whatley Waxes Poetic (and technically) About Racewalking

Racewalking is a complex mix of individual body movements that form the sum of its parts. People have written their Doctoral Thesis on the biomechanical and physiological processes involved in these movements that are unique to our chosen event. A Doctorate in Racewalking! Luckily for us, we have expert "bio-engineer" and four time Olympic Trials Finalist, Ian Whatley, who will attempt to explain what is happening when we walk really really fast.

Ian is a veteran of the USA National Racewalk Team, having competed on many Pan Am Cup and World Cup teams, has been a National Champion, and as mentioned, a competitor in four Olympic Trials. I have known Ian for at least 20 years, he is the quintessential Englishman, speaking the Queen's English with that dry British wit and accent, and a friend who I must confess I never was able to beat in competition but who always gave me encouragement as he passed me by. It is a very special honor to have Ian on the show today and since the show has a London theme, we have dedicated a special opening song just for him.

Its gonna' be posh! Enjoy!

Chris Rael
Racewalk Planet Media

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