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Historic Ice skating race a great success

2,500 take part in Viking Run

Updated måndag 14 februari 2011 kl 16.15
Published söndag 13 februari 2011 kl 10.42
Sunday's Viking race will go the whole 80 kilometres. Photo:Mats Andersson/Scanpix

Over 2,500 long distance ice skaters took part today in the 80 kilometre Viking Run race (Vikingarännet) between Uppsala and Stockholm on Lake Mälaren along an old viking route.

Each year since its inception in 1999, the length of course is decided by the ice and snow conditions and with volunteers working hard to clear the snow which fell so heavily on Thursday and Friday, and temperatures dropping to minus ten overnight, organisers said that the whole 80 kilometre route was open for competition

According to TT news, Skaters enjoyed sunny conditions with the wind at their backs.

Sonny Peterson from Uppsala won the male race in two hours and fifty one minutes while in the women's race Eva Lagrange , also from Uppsala , covered the eight Swedish miles in three hours and eleven minutes.

On Saturday three skaters on the course in Bromma went through the ice but managed to pull themselves out.

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