Tom Bosworth hits back at the doubters as he aims for race walk gold at World Championships: 'Walking? It's more popular than football'



There's a story from the Seventies involving an air rifle and a wiggling backside that goes some way to explaining where race walking once stood in athletics.
The tale goes that Dave Bedford, maverick hero of British distance running, was on his balcony in St Moritz when he saw Paul Nihill, his walking countryman, go by. He reached for the air gun and the rest is an anecdote that has endured.
Today the discipline is out of the firing line and rather less mocked, with Tom Bosworth one of the last credible hopes for a World Championships medal in a British team that has under-performed.
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Source: Daily Mail
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