A person travelling on foot; a walker.
The act, art, or practice of a pedestrian;
walking or running; travelling or racing on foot.
The hugely popular sport of Pedestrianism hit its zenith in 1879 when the 'Pedestrian Mania'
captured the sporting world's attention with 'go-as-you-please' races in Britain, USA,
and elsewhere. The public just couldn't get enough of it and thousands turned up
to watch these incredible races at venues like the "Aggie" in London,
and Madison Square Garden, New York.
Pedestrianism Parlor Game, 1879
Left and right: two examples of how New York's The Sun reported on the sport. These are its front pages for September 27 and 28 and 95% of the space is devoted to covering the 5th Astley Belt.