Retro running , also known as backwards running, running backwards, reverse running, or retro locomotion is the act of running in reverse, so that one travels in the direction one’s back is facing rather than one’s front. It is classed as a retro movement, the reverse of any normal movement.
The sport’s origins can be traced back to early 20th-century athletes including boxer Gene Tunney and wrestling champions William Muldoon and Ed Schultz, who were all noted for using backwards running in their training regimes. It wasn’t until the 1980s, however, that the technique grew in popularity.
The World Championships have been travelling around Europe and was last held in Italy, this year it will be in Essen Germany in July.
Where I will attempt to set world records for 100 and 200 meters.
World championship website: www.retrorunning2016.com
Crowd Funding Win!
Primary funding of this journey has been through A Gofund me page:
Where we have reached the Target Goal!
Major sponsors for the event are:
I would also like to thank the individual and family supporter who are:
Here is video of me practising Retro running:
Dwayne ‘”Funky” Fernandes