Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was Americas Favorite Spectator Sport

Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was Americas Favorite Spectator Sport

By Matthew Algeo

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Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America�s most popular spectator sport wasn�t baseball, boxing, or horseracing�it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest�500 miles, then 520 miles, and 56

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