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Kyle becomes Australian under 16 race walking champion

 
For most of us walking is just a way to get from A to B but for Kyle Bedford it is a serious competition.
The fifteen year old from Erskine Park is the Australian under 16 race walking champion, and trains up to five times a week.
With a top speed of around 13km per hour, a 5km walk only takes Kyle around 24 minutes.
Kyle told The Standard he was hoping to compete in the World Youth Championships in Kenya in 2017. “I am training to qualify for the world championships at the moment, this is a 10km event and I am used to 5km so it will be a tough test” Mr Bedford said.
Kyle was introduced to the sport after competing in little athletics when he was just 9 years old. “I was just joining in on everything at little athletics when I found out I was actually good at race walking” said Mr Bedford.

For most of us walking is just a way to get from A to B but for Kyle Bedford it is a serious competition.
The fifteen year old from Erskine Park is the Australian under 16 race walking champion, and trains up to five times a week.
With a top speed of around 13km per hour, a 5km walk only takes Kyle around 24 minutes.
Kyle told The Standard he was hoping to compete in the World Youth Championships in Kenya in 2017. “I am training to qualify for the world championships at the moment, this is a 10km event and I am used to 5km so it will be a tough test” Mr Bedford said.
Kyle was introduced to the sport after competing in little athletics when he was just 9 years old. “I was just joining in on everything at little athletics when I found out I was actually good at race walking” said Mr Bedford.
Having spent the last seven years dedicating himself to race walking, Kyle’s father Darren thought he deserved some recognition and nominated him for the Junior Sports Star award.
“Kyle has grown so much to date, overcoming some issues with technique early on in his career which have only made him grow and become more focused on the sport” said Mr Bedford.
The year 9 student at Emmaus Catholic College will compete next week in the NSW all schools track event, which he hopes to take out.
Newslocal’s Junior Sports Star Awards are sponsored by Rebel and 7 News is the official media partner. To nominate someone visit juniorsportsstar.com.au or email jss@newslocal.