Arctic Circle Race

Arctic Circle Race

Mid-April
The first Arctic Circle cross-country ski race was held in Sisimiut, Greenland, in 1996. Organizers bill the event as the "world's toughest ski race" not only because of its length but also because of the uncertain weather conditions and terrain. Athletes must spend two nights camped in a tent in order to complete the race. The event lasts three days and covers 160 kilometers. Dog sleds follow the skiers as a safety precaution. In recent years the event has attracted participants from over 20 countries.
CONTACTS:
Arctic Circle Race Secretariat
P.O. Box 258
Sisimiut, 3911 Greenland
299-86-68-30; fax: 299-86-68-51
www.greenland-guide.gl
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Lowri Morgan accepts another extreme challenge following her success in the Jungle Marathon in Brazil, and starts to train for the Arctic Circle Race.
Graham Bell takes on the Arctic Circle Race, a 160km cross country trek through the wilderness.
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