Power walking is bent knee walking, while racewalkers must display a straight knee at foot contact.
Two race walkers take first place 2023 California State Games in San Diego
The 2023 California State Games in San Diego were a great opportunity for Reshod athletes on both ends of the age spectrum to race together. Darlene Backlund (70+ age group) of the So Cal Track Club, and Mia Fissore (11-12 year olds) of the San Diego Waves XC team each took first place in their respective age groups in the 1500m racewalk. Both wore the Coach Carmen Racewalk Shoes. Mia’s 11:42 time earned her the win and a trip to Eugene, Oregon to compete in the 2023 USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in the new Hayward Field stadium.
Darius Dunlap-Elkins finished first place finish in the 11-year-old boys 1500m race walk at the 2023 AAU Junior Olympics
According, to his mom, “Darius said the shoes helped him maintain his technique throughout his race.”
“The rocks were wet, but I wasn’t slipping, so I was pretty darn happy with the Reshod Walking Shoes.”