That Time America Fell In Love With Competitive Walking

Ridiculous History

By iHeartRadio

That Time America Fell In Love With Competitive Walking

Thursday, 2 January

While people often call baseball the "national pastime" of the United States, there was once another contender for this crown -- the sport known as pedestrianism, or competitive walking. It was exactly what it sounds like -- groups of people walking, often in a circle, while spectators gambled on the results. And, for a time, this sport captured the entire nation's attention. Join the guys as they take a stroll (get it?) down the historic lane of one of the country's strangest sports.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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