Sweden’s annual “Vasaloppet” cross-country ski race held on the first Sunday in March and widely believed to be the longest and oldest of its kind in the world, is hugely popular in this country. Although it is typically won by one of the sport’s elite athletes, virtually anyone crazy enough to want to ski 90 kilometers (just a shade under 56 miles) can enter, so there are thousands of competitors every year. It’s also an absolutely snooze-fest to watch on TV.
Evidently Prince William’s sister-in-law and her brother have signed up for the race to raise money for a UK charity that provides nutritious breakfasts for inner-city elementary school kids.
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- Pippa Middleton Will Show Off Her Skiing Skills in Sweden (celebs.gather.com)