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Record-breaking number of participants at Spitsbergen Skimarathon

At this year’s Spitsbergen Skimarathon, which took place today (03 May), the number of participants was above 800, so far an all-time record. Amongst the participants was Jens Stoltenberg, former head of the Norwegian government and next general secretary of Nato.

The skiers could enjoy a perfect early May day with blue skies, sunshine, calm air and temperatures slightly below zero. The Norwegian Eldar Rønning was, as expected, fastest man. Amongst the women, Celine Brune-Lie was the first one to complete the marathon distance.

On June 07, marathon runners from many countries will start for the northernmost regular marathon that is held annually.

Spitsbergen Skimarathon (archive image, 2013).

Spitsbergen Skimarathon

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