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The Last Hurrah of the Olympics’ Most Underappreciated Event

What makes the 50k racewalk so perfect for the Summer Games? And why is the IOC getting rid of it after Tokyo?

17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 - Day Two
Evan Dunfee
Andy Lyons/Getty Images for IAAF


Racewalking sounds like the funniest Olympic sport. In reality, it’s absolutely brutal. What makes the 50k racewalk so perfect for the Summer Games? And why is the IOC getting rid of it after Tokyo?

Host: Rodger Sherman
Guest: Evan Dunfee
Associate Producers: Erika Cervantes, Lani Renaldo
Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal
Fact Checker: Julianna Ress
Talent Booker: Allyson Turner

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