The Quint: Dare to Race on a Frozen Baikal Lake? These Russians Do

The deepest – and possibly oldest – freshwater lake in the world hosted a freezing endurance race.
Baikal in Siberian Russia is the largest (by volume) freshwater lake in the world and in the winter temperatures regularly drop below -14 Centigrade (7 Fahrenheit).
More than 40 Russians and 30 Dutch nationals took part in the event.
They competed in an ice skating and cycling contest, with the skiing contest sadly cancelled due to a lack of people willing to brave the gruelling journey on skis.
The racing lasted three days and its participants had to overcome a total of 205 kilometres (127 miles).
The winners from the two categories were – unsurprisingly – Russian.

Video: AP
Music: Big Bang Fuzz

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