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Nordic walking, the strange Scandinavian sport helping people overcome injury – ABC News

It’s a popular sport in Europe, but Nordic walking strikes many Australians as downright odd. But a group of passionate walkers are hoping to bring the pastime…

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Kristen Pratt was working in her Geneva office one day when she looked out the window and saw something that she found both surprising and amusing.
A group of people were walking along with poles, almost as if they were cross-country skiing without snow.
What started out as mere curiosity that day, however, developed into a passion she has now shared with hundreds of others.
‘It was too good to be true’
Nordic walking is widely practiced in Scandinavia and other European countries, including Germany,…

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