Lauri “Tahko” Pihkala by Nina Sailo. The inauguration of the statue in 1988 marked the beginning of the Nordic Walking.

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PlamenB on August 25, 2011

The commemoration of 100th anniversary of Lauri “Tahko” Pihkala on 5 January 1988 was to feature cross-country skiing. As the snow on the ground has melted, the skiers organised a procession walking with cross-country poles. Nordic Walking was born.

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Photo taken in Mäntymäki, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

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