Crown Prince Frederik Competes in the Vasaloppet

  March 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm by

For the fourth time, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark today competed in the Vasaloppet cross-country skiing race held in Sweden.

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Finishing with a time of 6hrs, 54mins and 10secs, Frederik bested his time from last year by twenty-eight minutes. “I’m absolutely satisfied with the time. I’ve trained a bit more than last year so I’m definitely satisfied,” he said speaking with Sweden’s SVT after the race.

“There was a lot of water out there. It felt at times like I was waterskiing,” the Prince jokingly said. He was also asked if he would challenge Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip to do the race in the future, to which he replied he regularly speaks with the two and might convince them to take part.

The race sees competitors ski 90km between Sälen and Mora in Dalarna. 15,800 individuals registered to participate in the race, coming from all over the world for the race which was inaugurated in 1922, making it the world’s oldest cross-country ski race.

Vasaloppet 2015 was won by Norwegian Petter Eliassen and Justyna Kowalchyk from Poland, both on their debut at the event.

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