Racewalking Has A Doping Scandal On Its Hands

When Alex Schwazer of Italy won the 50k racewalk in Beijing four years ago, he shaved more than a minute off an Olympic-record time that had stood for 20 years. Schwazer was among the favorites to win the event again this year—the 50k race is scheduled for Saturday—but it appears he won't get that chance: Schwazer was… » 8/07/12 7:00pm 8/07/12 7:00pm

This Is The Most Intense Racewalking Clip You'll See All Day


With two kilometers to go in today's 20k race walk, 2008 gold medalist Valeriy Borchin was in second place. That is, until he crumpled to the pavement in exhaustion. According to the Wall Street Journal, Borchin was later placed on a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance. Racewalking: pushing the human body to its … » 8/04/12 3:15pm 8/04/12 3:15pm