Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Reinier Paping Honored on Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: January 2, 2013 - Netherlands

The Netherlands has issued a new postage stamp honoring skating marathon champion Reinier Paping.

On 18 January it will be exactly 50 years ago that Reinier Paping won the 1963 edition of the famous eleven-city skating marathon. In over one hundred years the Eleven Cities Tour took place fifteen times.

The most heroic of all tours was the 18 January 1963 edition, which was won by Reinier Paping. Due to the harsh weather conditions, only 69 of the more than 9,000 participants in the leisure skating tour received the prestigious token (a little cross, extended to those who reach the finish in time).

Learn more at: PostNL

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