Photo: home of Irina Markova in “Vkontakte”
Russian Irina Markova set a world record in the Northern (Nordic) walking. This was reported on the website of the Russian Federation in this sport in “Vkontakte”.
In the course of the ultra marathon called the “Time records” athlete covered 163 km and 525 meters, which is the ultimate achievement in this discipline. A native of St. Petersburg broke the record of polka Kateřina Marandel, which amounted to 149 kilometers 120 meters.
In addition, as part of the competition Albina Tumasyan from Cherepovets updated record of Russia in the walk for 12 hours. Now he is 75 kilometers 60 meters.
Nordic walking is a sport that uses a certain technique of walk with specifically designed poles. Global popularity became in the late 1990-ies.
Video, photo All from Russia.