• How a knee injury prompted Alana Barber to become a top-ranking race walker for New Zealand

    7 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    On the best of days, the grueling sport of race walking feels like dancing to New Zealand's top-ranked female competitor Alana Barber.
    Words: Heather Kidd
    An elite athlete's body is like a finely tuned machine, precision-engineered to perform exacting tasks. All moving parts need to be synchronized, the cogs of body and mind meshed, the minutiae of everyday forgotten as the athlete switches into race mode. Is today the day when he or she will realize everything they have worked towards?
    Kiwi race walker Alana Barber, 33, has experienced such a day. She finished second in the women's...
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