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A group of people walking for fitness, engaging in fitwalking
Video of Fitwalking

Fitwalking is the act of walking with a speed at the upper end of the natural range for the walking gait, typically 7 to 9 km/h (4.5 to 5.5 mph), and is a non-competitive sport. Both feet can raise from the ground at any time, in contrast to power walking.

Racewalking is the competitive version of fitwalking, and is present at the Olympics, with three different events: 50 km men, 20 km women and 20 km men.

Benefits and development[edit]

Fitwalking is considered a useful discipline for injury prevention.[1]

Former Olympic champion Maurizio Damilano, creator of the name and of a method of fitwalking, has contributed to the development of the discipline in Italy.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Physical Therapists Can Properly Assess & Fit Walking Aids to Prevent Injuries". Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "il fitwalking in Italia" (in Italian). Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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