During the most recent summer Olympics, I was most fascinated with the racewalking event. I’m not one to downplay the power of walking as physical activity, but I’d never seen it as a competitive event. I’d never seen athletes walk for 50 kilometers. At first it was funny, and yes, I did fall asleep before the race was over (mostly because it was on in the middle of the night), but there’s no doubt that these competitors walk faster than I could run.
Recently, Jimmy Fallon challenged Usain Bolt—also known as the world’s fastest man—to a speedwalking race. I guess Jimmy thought he would stand a chance. He does give it his best, and it is funny. Plus you get to see Mr. Fallon in short shorts. Nice!
And stay tuned for awesome Olympic coverage. It’ll be here before you know it! —Erin
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