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    Skiers, Can You Resist the Lure of the Loppet?

    fileCross-country skiers, take your marks: Loppet season is upon us! The loppet, translated from Swedish, is a long-distance, cross-country ski race. Some loppets are large, competitive races with serious skiers from all over the country. Others are smaller, local events. Serious skiers do compete in the local races, but most participants are in it for the camaraderie and exercise—or just to finish. So where do the hotshots race? The Worldloppet Sports Federation, founded in Sweden in 1978 to ...

    Posted by Julie in Seattle on December 13, 2011 6:34 PM & Tagged Birkebeiner, Cross-country skiing, ski races and winter recreation | permalink | Comments

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