Run in Finland – You are warmly welcome!

It is said that Finland was placed on the world map by its runners at the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm. The Finns took no fewer than nine gold medals at these Games, lead by Hannes Kolehmainen, “Smiling Hannes”, who won three long-distance races. The tradition of Finnish long-distance running is strong. After Hannes Kolehmainen, there has been loads of success: Ville Ritola, Paavo Nurmi and Lasse Virén are known around the world amongst long-distance runners. One could easily lengthen the list of successful Finnish runners with many additional names. Even if Finland has been successful in long-distance running,…

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Five excellent reasons to run in Finland!

There are countless good reasons why you should come to Finland to run – here we present five very important reasons. 1. Clean air According to international studies, the air in Finland is clean. In a world-wide study, Finland was amongst the countries that have the best air quality in the world. The air quality is good, even in the cities, and the quality is absolutely never bad enough to force people to restrict their activities. Good air quality is a very significant matter to all of us – especially for long-distance runners! 2. Exceptionally long summer days Finland lies…

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Helsinki After Run – 6 Tips for Exhausted Runners

Every year in Helsinki there are many big running events with lots of international runners. After a long running competition, it’s a good idea for the exhausted runner to take a small break from running and enjoy the other opportunities Helsinki has to offer. Here we give you six tips on what to do in Helsinki on the days after your running event. 1. Sit down on a park bench and observe the Finnish way of life If your muscles are tense and sore, it might be best to take it easy the first days after the run. But when…

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