World Alexeï Smertine wins a marathon on Lake Baikal
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A little less planplan than spending his days eating canelés.
Alexeï Smertine won the Baikal Ice Marathon last weekend. Held annually on the frozen waters of Lake Siberia, this is (one might expect) one of the most extreme races in the world. On the program, 42 kilometers of flat, very little visibility and a thermometer that drops to around -20 ° C for the 83 participants. Not enough to destabilize the former Girondins player who finished the race in 3 hours, 29 minutes and 15 seconds. Not bad for a 45 broom guy.
Runners from six countries challenged themselves to brave Siberian sub-zero temperatures to take part in the Baikal Ice Marathon- Reuters (@Reuters)
Former Russia captain even took the opportunity to do some juggling, just to show that he still had some under the crampons.
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