started Race Walking in High School to help her team get points at
A technically demanding event, race walking is continuing to grow
in popularity across all age groups for its fitness and competitive
Rush NY native was a champion in the junior ranks and has consistently
qualified for the USA Senior Nationals in Track & Field, both
Indoors, at the 3000m distance, and Outdoors, at the Olympic 20k distance
The Race Walk has been an Olympic event since 1906!
in the Olympics is
contested at 20km and 50km.
"The 2016 Olympics would be awesome, that's one of my goals!."
likes the challenge of trying to go faster and farther.
Stevens, Erin Gray, Miranda Melville (USA) & Rachel Seaman
(Canada), at 2015 USATF 15K senior
women's National Race Walking Championships in Riverside California.
RW PanAmCup, Arica Chile
Miranda finished a strong 8th, her best finish in an international
race, helping the USA women's 20k Race Walk Team to a Podium
Miranda Melville at XVII Copa Panamericana De Marcha Arica
- Miranda Melville at USATF's 2015 Pan Am Race Walk
Cup Championships Trials, Harry Wright Lake Whiting
NJ, where she walked her best time of the season and
her 2nd fastest time ever.
- Miranda Melville & Mike Mannozzi repeat
as National Champions at the Indoor 5000m Race Walk!
Fast Does She Walk?
During a race Miranda can race walk a mile in about 6:41,
hold around 7:30/mile for a half marathon, can do a half marathon
in under 1:40.0, and can walk over 227 steps/ minute using
a near flawless technique!
walkers have fewer injuries and can get their heart rates
as high as runners.
2014 -- US World Cup Trials. Walked her 20km best time of
the season to become 4th
Fastest American Woman Racewalker
in USA history!
-June 2014 --
Captures Silver at USATF Outdoor Championships
USATF Outdoor Champ!
-May 2014 --
IAAF World Cup, Taicing, China.
-May 18, 2014 --
Wins Title 3rd year in a row.
All American excelled on the USA Junior National team and won
the Junior National championship before moving up to the senior
ranks. She has compeated on the international stage in Russia,
Mexico and Canada for Team USA, and the USA World Cup Teams. She
is an Empire State Games Champion, Olympic Trials Qualifier, and
the highest levels, an athlete can average 7 minute miles over
a 50-kilometer competition.
walking can have much the same cardiovascular benefits of running
but with less impact on joints.
Olympic Dream is not cheap,
please support Miranda's goals
-- is an event of
Technical Ability within
the Sport of Track & Field.
within the Olympic Games, the World Track & Field Championships,
the Pan American Games, and numerous national championships.
a member of the USA Race Walking Team, "I
like being a part of something that is a little more unique."
Track & Field (USATF), National
Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and racewalking
in the United States.
racewalks or runs anywhere from 3 to 15 miles a day, 80+ miles/ week,
lift weights, does core exercises in preperation for 20 kilometer
her time @ USATF National Championships, Eugene OR, 2009 photo
walking is anything but a stroll in the park, and it certainly isn't
like the speed walking you see ladies do at the mall. It's a real
sport and it takes practice and intense training both mentally and