Racewalking Dudince – Preview

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Dudince Racewalking 2017

Racewalking Dudince – Preview

Racewalking Dudince – Preview


Less than 24 hours to the start of the first race, the Dudinska 50 in Dudince, Slovakia and here I am feeling more anxious and nervous than probably most of the racewalkers.
Today I had the chance of checking out the circuit and walk around town (walking up and down the circuit basically covers the town).

 Testing the circuit

I saw a couple of racewalkers training there, preparing to give it all tomorrow morning.
To think that I have to be up at 6 to get my things ready, isn’t fun, I like to sleep. I think my spirit animal is a sloth, but the prehistoric one, cuz I’m big like it.


But I digress, let me share with you a couple of pics of the some of the racewalkers warming up/checking the circuit.

Reporting from…

I feel like one of those tv sport reporters, I even got my little press pass, I use it to flash the athletes so they know I’m a world known sports reporter and give me an interview. Granted, once I start asking them questions it’s clear I’m nothing but a stumbling amateur. But I point out that maybe, when I’m received a pulitzer or an associated press award, I’ll thank them for giving the chance of that first interview, “thanks to all the little people” …

Racewalking dudince
Feeling like a pro here.

Technicalities

Now let’s get “technical”, I was checking the entry list and doing research, some big names there.
But I’m gonna mention 2 names because they are basically making history.
Andrea Toth (Hungary) and Agnieszka Ellward (Poland), they’ll be first 2 women to officially race the 50km in the Dudince Racewalking, let’s remember that that is 8km more than a marathon.
I’m looking forward to interviewing these 2 women.
That’s how technical I can get lol.

On a side note, I tried for the first time in my life horse meat.
What does it has to do with racewalking?
Nothing, directly, but I’ll tell you about it on a future post.

 

A Hearty Nomad

4 Comments

    1. I love to hear what’s going on in other places. And two women racing! Brava! Thanks for posting

      1. It was very impressive to see the woman racing 50 km. Chapeau!

    1. ha we have the same spirit animal ;O))) good luck to all racewalkers and maybe the horse meat makes you as fast as Fury or Winning brew :o)

      1. hahahaha yeah it did not taste that bad actually but I prefer chicken. Taking all day long pics was a lot of fun!

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