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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    While I agree with this, again I don't see how walking is any different in this respect to breaststroke/backstroke/butterfly in the swimming and you rarely hear people calling for those events to get canned.
    Primarily because there is no disputing those are 'pure' strokes. Race Walking isn't really walking - I mean what is it really? As Cevbro stated both their feet are in the air on the slow mos. Therefore it is some form of running really.

    And yet they disqualify peeps for running during each event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Primarily because there is no disputing those are 'pure' strokes. Race Walking isn't really walking - I mean what is it really? As Cevbro stated both their feet are in the air on the slow mos. Therefore it is some form of running really.

    And yet they disqualify peeps for running during each event.
    No denying that. My comment was just in response to GIMH's point about walking being a daft sport because its slower than running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    No denying that. My comment was just in response to GIMH's point about walking being a daft sport because its slower than running.
    I most certainly did not say that
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    I most certainly did not say that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    LOL - you have to ride bare back on the horse wearing a native indian costume and then hurl the javelin as far as possible. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    combine javelin and equestrian imo
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    LOL - you have to ride bare back on the horse wearing a native indian costume and then hurl the javelin as far as possible. Love it.
    Was I the only one that thought Daemon was on about chucking javelins at running horses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Was I the only one that thought Daemon was on about chucking javelins at running horses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Was I the only one that thought Daemon was on about chucking javelins at running horses?
    Nah, thoroughly endorse this Idea though.
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    Hmmm, we've let one slip through the net guys


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    While I agree with this, again I don't see how walking is any different in this respect to breaststroke/backstroke/butterfly in the swimming and you rarely hear people calling for those events to get canned.
    Interesting point, although the various strokes test out different muscle groups and different techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Was I the only one that thought Daemon was on about chucking javelins at running horses?
    What I actually meant was the javelin guys attempt to impale the ****s riding the horses.

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