Saturday, November 17, 2007


Olympic Marathon Champion Joan Benoit Recommends Nordic Walking!

In 1984 Joan Benoit Samuelson was the first women’s Olympic Marathon gold medalist . She has won the Boston Marathon twice and the Chicago Marathon once.

Here is what Joan had to say about Nordic Walking during a guest appearance a couple of nights ago at the Maine Running Company. Joan said...

“Nordic Walking is a good introduction to Nordic Running, and is a great way to build some upper body strength that will equal your lower body strength and bring your body into balance. A body in balance is more efficient.”

Take a look at the full question and answer session that Joan gave about her training and her career as a top international athlete:

Great bloggers think (and post) alike. :-) I also posted something today about Joan Benoit Samuelson's appearance at the Maine Running Company at!
Thanks for that Claire - Yes great minds do think alike. At least it's a start that we recognize each others great minds, now we just need the rest of the world to catch up and recognize the fact too! :-)
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