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Walking is one of the main forms of transportation without vehicle. Others include running, crawling, swimming, (for certain animals) flying and being carried by an animal or human.

It is distinguished from running by the fact that at any time at least one foot has contact with the ground.

For humans walking is the main form of transportation without vehicle or animal. A pedestrian is a walking person, in particular on a road (if available on the sidewalk).

Many people walk as a hobby, and in our post-industrial age it is often enjoyed as a form of exercise. The types of walking include bush walking[?], racewalking, hill walking[?], volksmarching, and hiking on long distance paths. In some countries walking is known as hiking, rambling, or tramping.

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