Heading Towards the Marathon of Dangers

Jaakko Kotisaari

Jaakko KotisaariWellness Specialist, Firstbeat

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Sports in its different forms have always been an essential part of life at Firstbeat. We keep up a tradition of getting together for an hour every week to enjoy sports and enhance our team spirit. Over the years the types of sports have ranged from bowling to carting and cross-country skiing to ski jumping, and almost everything in between.

The next milestone in Firstbeat’s sport evolution will be on October 5th, as our brave crowd will head towards what is considered the most challenging marathon race in Finland: The Marathon of Dangers. Ten courageous, more or less experienced runners will conquer the wild and rugged landscapes of Koli National Park, Eastern Finland. Firstbeat will be represented in the 15km, 43 km and the ultimate 86km routes. For some of us, it will be the very first marathon.

The idea for the challenge first came up in June on our company team building day. After signing up for the challenge, somewhat systematic training for the marathon began. The terrains of Central Finland have become familiar during a number of sweaty Sunday afternoon training sessions.

Our team is starting to be ready for the challenge: Accommodation booked, all the necessary gear set and to accompany us are our own physiotherapist, not to forget our personal chef. Now that the most challenging training sessions are behind, we only need to lure out the top shape in us…

What eventually happens, we will find out on the first Saturday of October. Read more about this magnificent event and follow the race program on the official site of the Marathon of Dangers.

Jaakko Kotisaari

Jaakko Kotisaari Wellness Specialist, Firstbeat

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