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"The Race Walking Dead" Episode 1: Hips Don't Lie

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RunnerSpace.com/LIVE   Dec 12th 2013, 12:27pm

"The Race Walking Dead" Episode 1: Hips Don't Lie
Watch Episode 2: Take The Trails

Guest Starring
Tom Heinonen - University of Oregon Hall of Fame Coach
Lauren Fleshman - Two Time US 5k Champion
Jesse Thomas - Triathlete (Three Time Wildflower Long Course Champion) and CEO of Picky Bars

Featured Zombies
Kate Grace
Christine Babcock
Betsy Flood
Mel Lawrence

Written and Edited by
Matt Barnhart & Ian Terpin

Intro by
Ian Terpin

Stayed tuned next week for more "The Race Walking Dead"

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Miami Valley TC
@ Matt: Hips Don't Lie, had such potential.

Looking forward to the future:

Will runningspace.com finally do a feature illustrating all of the opportunities that are available to endurance athletes in race walking?

RunningSpace.com should do a story and place it prominently on its web page about what could happen to America's medal count in the Olympics and the IAAF World Championships if the USA seriously invested in winning any of the 9 medals available in race walking? Just think what a training group of 12 post collegiate male and 12 post collegiate females could obtain if they decided they really did want to be Olympians.

Why should a distance runner consider leaning how to walk? Sometimes all it takes is switching to an event where there isn't so much competition ahead of you. And right now race walking is an event with $60,000 in prize money being awarded each year by USATF alone. And there aren't even enough 20 somethings to claim all of the money. Yeah, prize money in the three race walk events is the same as is awarded in the 100m dash, the 1,500m run and the 10,000. So if you are going home broke after nationals, maybe you could afford your own copy of Hips Don't Lie by becoming a race walker.

Amazingly - the NCAA even allows its T&F athletes to earn prize money as race walkers while they are actively participating as scholarship holding T&F athletes in college.

So here is the real horror story for all of the collegiate Zombie runners in T&F. You could actually be making money by race walking to supplement those 1/4 to 1/3 scholarships (if you are so lucky to get that much) - but how many of you have been told that by your NCAA college coaches?

Nah, they want you to be penniless and broke.

Maybe you should look into and take up race walking - the toughest of all endurance events in T&F.

If you have any questions - or want to know how to get started you can contact me (19 years at the same NAIA college coaching race walking) at mv_tc@sbcglobal.net
Daniel B.
Ian, Tom, Lauren, Jesse, Matt... humor and a smile...... Max King and his bow in episode 2!!! Bring it on!!!
Boys, that video was incredible!!! Congrats on an amazing job with your epic short film!
gramp gram
Great show. Made two old folks laugh.
Pumped at how this whole series turned out. Everyone watching should expect every episode to be a MUST WATCH!
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