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.
Miranda racewalked a 10K in under 53 minutes. That's faster than
445 people ran the same distance at the Medved Lilac 10K in Rochester,
NY in 2007. --And don't forget, she was walking.
"Race Walking is an intense event of technical ability -- you
just have to practice, stay focused and stay committed..."
"You just have to persevere and stay committed and know that
if you put in the time and effort, that's where you could end up."
Walking taught me patience, dedication, & prioritization. I believe
through hard work and dedication to the training you become a better
"I practice every day, seven days a week.
No matter how I feel, no matter what the weather, I know I have to
show the discipline to get out there and workout."
participates in Students in Service (SIS), a part-time AmeriCorps
program that offers scholarships to college students who participate
in community service.
to Represent the USA on 4th PAN AM Racewalk Cup Team!
- Miranda Melville is both
the USATF 2015 Pan Am Race Walking Cup Trials at Harry
Wright Lake in New Jersey, where she walked her best
time of the season and 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.
March 2014 -- US
World Cup Trials. Walked her 20km best
time of the season to become 4th
Fastest American Woman Racewalker
in USA history!
May 2014 -- IAAF World Cup, Taicing, China.
2nd best American w, placed the highest she has ever
placed at a major international competition.
Silver at USATF Outdoor Championships June
2014 -- USATF Outdoor Champ!
May 18, 2014 -- Fairmount Park,
Wins Title 3rd year in a row.
2014 USATF 15km National Race Walk Championship.
Walking to 5th National Championship Title.
San Diego Assoc 3K (PR)
2/16/14 Millrose Mile Race Walk sets Personal Record (15 sec
best placement at USATF Indoor Nationals (14 sec PR)
3/9/14 Southern Cal 10K Race Walk Champion (PR)
3/30/14 World Cup Trials (almost 2 minute PR)
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
-- 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