Only 5,800 skiers braved the blustery conditions to compete in the full, 63 km distance in the marathon, the premier long-distance Estonian sporting event. A total of 1,800 skied the shorter 31 km distance. The total fell short of the 10,000 capacity.
Jörgen Brink finished first with a time of 2:43:21, followed by Daniel Richardsson and Jimmie Johnsson.
For almost three whole minutes, it was Sweden vs. Norway, with one Czech and Italian, before Estonian Algo Kärp crossed the line 24th.
On the women's side, compatriot Susanne Nyström crossed the line first. Swede Jenny Hansson was second. Only Seraina Boner of Switzerland slipped in third, breaking the potential Swedish double sweep.
Source: ERR News