Random Facts: Walking

Research suggests that taking 10,000 steps a day is ideal for good health. The average American manages only 5,117.

The difference between walking and running is that at least one foot is always on the ground when you walk.

Canadian salesman Jean Beliveau walked 46,600 miles around 64 countries. It took him 11 years.

At an average walking speed of 3.1mph, it would take just less than a year to walk around the world.

Walker is George W Bush’s middle name.

Walk The Line (2005) and Dead Man Walking (1995) are the only films with “walk” in the title to win Oscars.

The most successful nations at the Olympic 50km walk are Britain, Italy and Poland with three gold medal wins each.

At the 1960 Olympics, the 50km walk was the only event won by a British male.