Telko blog

Fresh product development ideas and valuable tips for using raw materials such as plastics, chemicals and lubricants.

Jussi Viljanen canoed 100 km with Telko colours

May 31, 2019 | Telko Ltd

Jussi Viljanen, Telko Sales manager for Industrial Lubricants, participated in a yearly canoeing competition in Võru, Estonia. Jussi, a Finn of multiple endurance sports, canoed 100 kilometres with a double kayak and Outi Seppä, Finnish adventure athlete lady with international success. They became number 6 in the class for mixed pairs, and number 37 in total.




Jussi Viljanen

Jussi Viljanen, a man of multiple endurance sports, canoed 100 km with a Telko shirt.


















In the Võhandu maraton event, 1 200 boats canoe in the narrow Võhandu river. Estonia's longest river makes curves of 180 grades and four rapids / white waters are to be crossed. There are also four carrying legs, when the support teams - or the canoeists themselves, as Jussi - run and carry their kayaks/canoes.


Jussi and his canoeing partner canoed 9 hours and 46 minutes without falling/crashing. According to Jussi, ”the kayak was stable, but we had some good luck, too”. The water temperature was appr. 10 degrees. The weather was quite nice: 15 degrees and some rain.


Jussi admits that he sometimes, after some six hours of canoeing, thinks that ”what am I doing here”, but starts to think about future starts. After the canoeing experience he feels euphorically happy. Jussi represents an active Finnish sports club, which sent four kayaks to the event. Telko congratulates Jussi and Outi for a great achievement!



Read more and watch Gallery photos from world’s biggest canoeing marathon:















Telko Ltd

Telko Ltd

Telko is the leading expert and supplier of plastic raw materials and industrial chemicals globally. Its extensive customer service also covers technical support and the development of production processes. Telko represents leading international principals in the industry. Its strength is its specialized expertise in the raw materials required in its customers' processes, accumulated over the years.