Even I take a break from Computer Science sometimes...

If I'm not doing computer science, I'm probably out Racewalking.

Racewalking is an Olympic sport with two rules: at least one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times, and the leg must be straightened from first contact with the ground until it passes behind the torso. These rules are enforced by judges along the course, who disqualify walkers who break them. (Similar to swimming, where competitors are limited to a particular stroke in each meet, racewalk judging is designed to prevent unfair competition by running.) In the USA competitive racewalking is run by USA Track and Field (USATF) . I am a USATF Oregon Association official.

This year our USA Team made track and field history: "For the first time ever at a global championship, women will compete alongside men in the 50km race walk. USA's Erin Talcott is the sole woman entered for this year's race. With a best of 4:33:22 for the distance, she is faster than three of her four male teammates in the 50km." Erin grew up in the Portland, Oregon area. She completed the 50km race, becoming the first woman to complete an international 50k.

My team, RWNW No Fun Intended, Masters Edition, took first place in the mixed masters division at The 2016 Portland to Coast Walk Relay. This event raised over $600,000 for Cancer research and treatment.


I am the 2009 USA National 50k Racewalk Champion.

"Fifty-kilometer racewalkers consider themselves the toughest of the tough" -- Elliott Denman

"Veinte kilometros es para ninos y cincuenta kilometros es una distancia para las mujeres." -- Mexican saying, in translation

"This is the most RiDICulous race!!" -- Cary Grant, in Walk Don't Run