The World's Greatest Pedestrian – Sports Bizarre

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In the late 19th century, one sport stood above all others in terms of popularity, pedestrianism. That's right, walking. 

Tens of thousands of people would come to watch the top pedestrians walk for five days. Arguably the greatest was Edward Payson Weston, a man who walked wearing a costume of 'black velvet, white silk hat, blue sash, white kid gloves, top boots reaching to the knees on the outside of the pantaloons, and a gold-mounted riding-whip.'

Titus O'Reily and Mick Molloy examine the career of arguably the greatest pedestrian of all time and the rise of his great rival, Daniel O’Leary.

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Apr 23, 2023

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