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Linday Vonn & Friends Go Walking with Poles

Ski racing stars featured in video about Nordic Walking for off-season training, rehab & fun

World Cup & Olympic medalist promotes Nordic Walking to help her ski like this -- at least a little..

Skiing’s World Cup season is winding down, and US Ski Team star Lindsey Vonn has already locked up the 2012 downhill, Super G and overall titles. Her home base is Vail, but she has a second home in Austria, and there, she and other top ski racers made a promotional video called “Lindsay Vonn Cross-Trains with LEKI Nordic Walking Poles,” extolling the virtues or Nordic Walking for summer cross-training,, cardio training, recovery and rehab from injuries. Vonn also points out that Nordic Walking gives her a chance to do get our of the gym to do something outdoors with friends who “are not athletes like me.”

Vonn, Marlies Schild and Benni Reich, all Alpine skiing stars, and cross-country racer Peter Schlickenreider have a boatload of Olympic, World Championship, World Cup and assorted lesser medals. They are all LEKI-sponsored athletes, but the the video they were in shows Nordic Walking fitting into the world of these ultra-fit elite racers.  There’s no way that anyone could mistake thee or mefor  these ultra-elite ski racers on snow, but it is quite amazing how similar their Nordic Walking outing looks to virtually any fit man or woman with a reasonable command of Nordic Walking Technique. Take a look and tell us what you think:

Lindsay Vonn Cross-Trains With LEKI Nordic Walking Poles