Lori Wikdahl cuts a ribbon held by Regional District of Central Kootenay Area C director Larry Binks (left) and Dave St. Germain.

Creston’s Lori Wikdahl completes goal of walking 40,000 kilometres

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  • Jan. 9, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Lori Wikdahl completed a journey on Tuesday afternoon, having walked 40,007 kilometres, the circumference of the Earth at its poles, since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2002.

A crowd of Prince Charles Secondary School (PCSS) and Adam Robertson Elementary School students joined her for the final leg of the journey, from PCSS to the Creston and District Community Complex, where a reception was held in her honour.

She started the 4.5 billion-step trek in 2003 by walking across Canada in 287 days — the first woman in Canada to do so.

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