From Victorian Ambler to Professional Pedestrian Beefcake: The Daniel O’Leary Story
Summer is a great time to embark on your very own healthy living campaign. So why not follow the advice of famed 19th century exercise specialist William Blaikie? Blaikie will tell you everything you need to know about getting fit, especially when it comes to championship walking. Worried about developing “thinness of flank”? Well worry no more because Blaikie will set you hip to the proper pedestrian technique, as illustrated in the amazing accomplishments of the one and only Daniel O’Leary. Behold the glory of O’Leary, champion long-distance walker and “one of the most famous pedestrians in the world to-day,” sketched during an 1878 feat of pedestrianism. Don’t you just feel inspired? What form! What grace! What a snazzy short and shoe combo!
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