Racewalk lesson with Tom Eastler PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 05 September 2009 16:02

Thomas Eastler, Ph.D., Professor of Geology, University of Maine at Farmington, has coached racewalking for more than 30 years. In 1990, he helped introduce racewalking to the Maine high school outdoor track and field competition schedule. His son Kevin Eastler competed for the USA in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Tom recently published a children's book, "Racewalking?! Fun?"

Coach Eastler asked how fast I have walked. About 12 minutes a mile, I guessed. "We'll get you on a treadmill to improve your technique and make better time," he commented. So we met at the local workout center, along with Emily, a 16-year-old athlete who has racewalked for two years.


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