Caz sums up my thoughts about walking, considered as a sporting event
You see, the â€œwalkâ€?, with all its stylized strangeness, has become more and more unnatural over the years. Sure, perhaps not as unnatural as the girl coming out of the well and through the television set in The Ring (the real version), but all the same, it was always a tad ungainly.
The walk, to my mind, is no longer just another silly walk, worthy, apparently of a medal; rather, it has morphed into a silly jog. I donâ€™t care how they slice it, or how they rationalize it, the competitors are not walking â€“ they are jogging, albeit in a very silly manner. They are no longer walking quickly; they are jogging slowly. Itâ€™s time for the walking events to leave the stadium on the grounds of being a fraud.
Her thoughts on wardar are also worth reading.