Do Nordic walkers compete in marathons?

Marathon Competition

For the first time, Nordic walking is being included as a separate division in a marathon. The '06 Portland Marathon will allow you to sign up as a Nordic walker. Although walkers participate in most marathons, the Portland Marathon is noted for being especially walker friendly. Individual Nordic walkers or Nordic walking clubs can participate in the walk/run division of other marathons, but they are not timed or awarded prizes separately. The inclusion of Nordic walking at Portland is an indication of the growing popularity of Nordic walking not only as a fitness activity, but as a sport.

Nordic Walking Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nordic walking?

What are Nordic walking poles?

What shoes should I wear for Nordic walking?

Where can I go Nordic walking?

How do I use my poles in Nordic walking?

How do I use my legs when Nordic walking?

How do I choose Nordic walking gear?

How can I get started Nordic walking?

What are the benefits of Nordic walking?

Can I do Nordic walking if I have bad knees?

Does Nordic walking work the core muscles?

Does Nordic walking affect posture?

Is Nordic walking good for burning calories?

Is Nordic walking the same as speed walking?

Do Nordic walkers compete in marathons?

Can you do Nordic walking on a treadmill?

Is Nordic walking safe?

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